Mrabella, 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 : 620-621

publication ID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5685117

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039E7023-9707-7C07-FC84-9ACC37B6FE01

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Plazi

scientific name

Mrabella
status

gen. nov.

Mrabella gen. nov. Kosakyan, Lahr, Mulot, Meis- terfeld, Mitchell and Lara

Description. Test elongated-pyriform, laterally compressed, with the lateral sides gradually tapering toward the pseudostome. Lateral margins distinctly compressed giving the impression of a thick and wide hollow keel. Because of this, the test is elongated elliptical with the pointed end in the profile. Test colourless, composed of quadrangular shell plates similar to those in Quadrulella species.

Differential diagnosis. See diagnosis of the genus Quadrulella above.

Type species. Mrabella subcarinata comb. nov. ( Gauthier-Lièvre, 1957) Kosakyan, Lahr, Mulot, Meisterfeld, Mitchell and Lara.

Included taxa. Q. subcarinata Gauthier-Lièvre, 1957 and the similar taxa Q. plicata Hoogenraad et de Groot 1940 .

Etymology. The name of the genus derives from the Swahili word “mraba” (square).

Kingdom

Protozoa

Phylum

Protozoa

Class

Lobosa

Order

Arcellinida

Family

Hyalospheniidae