Phylogeny of the Poorly Known Ciliates, Microthoracida, a Systematically Confused Taxon (Ciliophora), with Morphological Reports of Three Species.

@article{Fan2013PhylogenyOT,
  title={Phylogeny of the Poorly Known Ciliates, Microthoracida, a Systematically Confused Taxon (Ciliophora), with Morphological Reports of Three Species.},
  author={Xinpeng Fan and Hongbo Pan and Lifang Li and Jiamei Jiang and Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid and Fukang Gu},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  year={2013}
}
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 investigated using live observation and protargol staining methods. Lopezoterenia paratorpens n. sp. was characterized by its squarely shaped cortical papillae and by dorsal kineties which contained loosely distributed basal bodies. Trochiliopsis australis was revealed to have two oral membranelles…