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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Diaphoretickes
(unranked): SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Subphylum: Intramacronucleata
Class: Cariacotrichea
Orsi et al, 2011[1]
Order: Cariacotrichida
Orsi et al, 2011
Family: Cariacotrichidae
Orsi et al, 2011
Genus: Cariacothrix
Orsi et al, 2011
C. caudata
Binomial name
Cariacothrix caudata
Orsi et al, 2011


  • Cariotrichea

Cariacothrix is a genus of ciliates in the subphylum Intramacronucleata. It contains only one species, Cariacothrix caudata, and is the only genus in the monotypic family Cariacotrichidae, order Cariacotrichida, and class Cariacotrichea.


  1. ^ Orsi W, Edgcomb V, Faria J, Foissner W, Fowle WH, Hohmann T, Suarez P, Taylor C, Taylor GT, Vd'acný P, Epstein SS (2012). "Class Cariacotrichea, a novel ciliate taxon from the anoxic Cariaco Basin, Venezuela". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62 (6): 1425–33. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.034710-0. PMID 21841005.