Monograph of the Spathidiida (Ciliophora, Haptoria): Vol I: Protospathidiidae, Arcuospathidiidae, Apertospathulidae (Monographiae Biologicae #81) (Hardcover)

Monograph of the Spathidiida (Ciliophora, Haptoria): Vol I: Protospathidiidae, Arcuospathidiidae, Apertospathulidae (Monographiae Biologicae #81) By Wilhelm Foissner, Kuidong Xu Cover Image

Monograph of the Spathidiida (Ciliophora, Haptoria): Vol I: Protospathidiidae, Arcuospathidiidae, Apertospathulidae (Monographiae Biologicae #81) (Hardcover)

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The present monograph carefully revises the taxonomy, nomenclature, and ecology of all nominal species of spathidiids and shows that spathidiid diversity has been greatly underestimated. Based on the reinvestigation of described species with modern methods and the first description of over 50 new species, the family Spathidiidae is split into four families and 20 genera. Each species is described and figured in detail. Two identification keys are provided.

Prof. W. Foissner is Professor (Extraordinarius) of Zoology at Salzburg University. Since 1996 he has been President of German Society of Protozoologists. He has on his name over 500 publications, including about 300 peer-reviewed papers and 8 books (with together over 5000 pages), in international and national scientific journals, most about ciliates, but some on flagellates, naked and testate amoebae, and sporozoans. He is an invited speaker at many meetings. His main interests are Taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, ecology and biodiversity of freshwater and soil protozoa, mainly ciliates and testate amoebae.
Product Details ISBN: 9781402042102
ISBN-10: 1402042108
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 15th, 2006
Pages: 490
Language: English
Series: Monographiae Biologicae