Redescription of the halophile ciliate, Blepharisma halophilum Ruinen, 1938 (Ciliophora, Heterotrichea, Heterotrichida) shows that the genus Blepharisma is non-monophyletic.

@article{Pan2017RedescriptionOT,
  title={Redescription of the halophile ciliate, Blepharisma halophilum Ruinen, 1938 (Ciliophora, Heterotrichea, Heterotrichida) shows that the genus Blepharisma is non-monophyletic.},
  author={Hongbo Pan and Thorsten Stoeck},
  journal={European journal of protistology},
  year={2017},
  volume={61 Pt A},
  pages={20-28}
}
We collected a heterotrich ciliate from hypersaline waters on the Cape Verde island Sal. After living observation and protargol-staining, it closely matched Blepharisma halophilum Ruinen, 1938. However, because (i) Ruinen most likely described several different species as B. halophilum, and (ii) he provided only very scarce diagnostic features, we redescribe this species with state-of-the-art methods according to modern standards. This will facilitate an accurate identification of this ciliate… CONTINUE READING
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