Description of two new Drepanomonas taxa and an account on features defining species in Drepanomonas Fresenius, 1858 (Ciliophora, Microthoracida)

  title={Description of two new Drepanomonas taxa and an account on features defining species in Drepanomonas Fresenius, 1858 (Ciliophora, Microthoracida)},
  author={Atef Omar and Wilhelm Foissner},
  journal={European Journal of Protistology},
  pages={420 - 437}
Phylogeny of the Poorly Known Ciliates, Microthoracida, a Systematically Confused Taxon (Ciliophora), with Morphological Reports of Three Species
Three species of Microthoracids, Lopezoterenia paratorpens n. sp., Trochiliopsis australis Foissner et al., 1988 and Discotricha papillifera Tuffrau, 1954, collected from Chinese coastal waters, were
Three New Microthoracids (Ciliophora, Nassophorea) from Austria and Venezuela
In the past four years, 10 new microthoracids have been described, showing that their diversity is far from being exhausted, and it is shown that the diversity of these organisms is not yet exhausted.
Taxonomic survey on ciliate diversity in eastern area of Kangwon-province, Korea: Brief records of fifteen species unrecorded from Korea
To uncover the hidden diversity of inhabitants in that area of Kangwon­province, Korea, here the authors focused on soil environments and identified twenty-six ciliates based on the observation of living cells and stained specimens.
Wilhelm Foissner and the European Journal of Protistology.
  • T. Weisse
  • Medicine, Biology
    European journal of protistology
  • 2020


A Reinvestigation of Neokeronopsis Populations, Including the Description of N. asiatica nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Hypotricha)
We investigated the status of various Neokeronopsis populations, using protargol-impregnated type material, a new Chinese population, and literature data. This resulted not only in the recognition of
Descriptions of Protospathidium serpens (Kahl, 1930) and P. fraterculum n. sp. (Ciliophora, Haptoria), Two Species Based on Different Resting Cyst Morphology
A cryptic diversity and biogeographic pattern is revealed in details of the dorsal brush and cyst wall morphology of Protospathidium serpens using live observation, protargol impregnation, and scanning electron microscopy, which reveals the significance of resting cyst morphology with respect to alpha‐taxonomy and overall ciliate diversity.
Soil ciliates (protozoa, ciliophora) from Namibia (Southwest Africa), with emphasis on two contrasting environments, the Etosha Region and the Namib Desert
The monograph contains only one third of the species actually living in the highly diverse terrestrial habitats of Namibia, and shows that there must be many more free-living ciliate species globally than the 3000 estimated by FlNLAY.
Notes on the soil ciliate biota (Protozoa, Ciliophora) from the Shimba Hills in Kenya (Africa): diversity and description of three new genera and ten new species
A very diverse ciliate community was found in nine soil samples from the Shimba Hills Nature Reserve in Kenya, equatorial Africa, and 34 (27%) of the 125 taxa identified had not yet been described in 1985, when the samples were collected and investigated.
Biogeography and dispersal of micro-organisms: a review emphasizing protists
This review summarizes data on the biogeography and dispersal of bacteria, microfungi and selected protists, such as dinoflagellates, chrysophytes, testate amoebae, and ciliates. Furthermore, it
Neotypification and Ontogenesis of Leptopharynx costatus costatus Mermod, 1914
These observations require changes in the descriptive morphology, support the classification of Leptopharynx into the Microthoracidae, and sustain the nonmonophyly of the Nassophorea.
Reframing the Everything is everywhere debate: evidence for high gene flow and diversity in ciliate morphospecies
The analyses of genetic variation in ciliate mor- phospecies isolated from ephemeral environments (freshwater ponds and tide pools) redefine this debate and indicate that models of microbial diversity must test for ecologically driven patterns in the interactions of gene flow and species richness to account for observed patterns of high dispersal and high gene flow.