Planocarina, Anush Kosakyan, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Matthieu Mulot, Ralf Meisterfeld, Edward A. D. Mitchell & Enrique Lara, 2016

Anush Kosakyan, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Matthieu Mulot, Ralf Meisterfeld, Edward A. D. Mitchell & Enrique Lara, 2016, Phylogenetic reconstruction based on COI reshuffles the taxonomy of hyalosphenid shelled (testate) amoebae and reveals the convoluted evolution of shell plate shapes, Cladistics 32, pp. 606-623 : 621-622

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1111/cla.12167

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5685129

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Planocarina
status

gen. nov.

Planocarina gen. nov. Kosakyan, Lahr, Mulot, Meisterfeld, Mitchell and Lara

Description. Test elongated-pyriform, with a distinct neck, lateral margins tapering towards the aperture. A flat keel surrounds the entire posterior part of the test. Test hyaline or slightly yellowish, composed of circular to elongated shell plates probably recycled from euglyphid testate amoeba prey.

Differential diagnosis. See diagnosis of Gibbocarina .

Type species. Planocarina carinata (Archer 1867) Kosakyan, Lahr, Mulot, Meisterfeld, Mitchell and Lara comb. nov. [syn.: Nebela carinata (Archer) Leidy, 1879 ].

Included taxa. We include in this genus all Nebela species with a flat keel, such as: N. carinata , N. marginata , N. maxima and N. spumosa , but excluding those with a lateral horn (i.e. the genus Cornutheca ).

Etymology. The name of the genus derives from the Latin words “planus” and “carina”, meaning flat keel, a characteristic trait for the members of the genus.

Kingdom

Protozoa

Phylum

Protozoa

Class

Lobosa

Order

Arcellinida

Family

Hyalospheniidae