Litonotus obtusus Maupas, 1888, Maupas, 1888

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír, 2014, An annotated and revised checklist of pleurostome ciliates (Protista: Ciliophora: Litostomatea) from Slovakia, Central Europe, Zootaxa 3760 (4), pp. 501-521: 515

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3760.4.1

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scientific name

Litonotus obtusus Maupas, 1888
status

 

Litonotus obtusus Maupas, 1888  

Litonotus   obtusus— Tirjaková 1997 a: 16; Tirjaková & Stloukal 2004: 17.

Main morphological characters (according to Kahl 1931). Body lanceolate with broadly rounded posterior body end; left side vaulted and without median rib. Contractile vacuole dorsal and distinctly subterminal. Nuclear apparatus, extrusomes and ciliary pattern not described; possibly as in Li. carinatus   .

Distribution. Litonotus obtusus   was found in the debris of the spring area below the Veľký Javorník, Malé Karpaty Mts ( Tirjaková 1997 a, Tirjaková & Stloukal 2004).

Notes. Song & Wilbert (1989) suggested synonymization of L. obtusus   and L. carinatus   . However, due to the taxonomical difficulties, we cannot exclude that both species are reliable. For further details, see Issue 4 in ‘Notes and discussion on the checklist’.

Kingdom

Protozoa

Phylum

Ciliophora

Class

Gymnostomatea

Order

Pleurostomatida

Family

Litonotidae

Genus

Litonotus

Loc

Litonotus obtusus Maupas, 1888

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír 2014
2014
Loc

Litonotus

Tirjakova 2004: 17
Tirjakova 1997: 16
1997