Dartintinnus alderae n. g., n. sp., a Brackish Water Tintinnid (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea) with Dual‐ended Lorica Collapsibility

  title={Dartintinnus alderae n. g., n. sp., a Brackish Water Tintinnid (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea) with Dual‐ended Lorica Collapsibility},
  author={Susan A Smith and Wen Song and Nelly Gavrilova and Alexander V. Kurilov and Weiwei Liu and George B McManus and Luciana F Santoferrara},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
A tintinnid ciliate isolated from waters of the Thames River (Connecticut, USA) is described through combined in vivo observation, protargol impregnation, and phylogenetic analysis. The novel genus Dartintinnus and its type species, D. alderae are distinct from established tintinnid taxa by a lorica that collapses on both anterior and posterior ends. Dartintinnus is placed in the family Eutintinnidae based on a hyaline, elongated lorica opened at both ends, a ciliary pattern including a ventral… 

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