Spironemidae

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Spironemidae
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Rhizaria
Phylum: Cercozoa
Class: Thecofilosea
Subclass: Eothecia
Order: Hemimastigida
Family: Spironemidae
Doflein, 1916
Genera
Synonyms
  • Spironematellidae
  • Paramastigidae

Spironemidae is a family of heterotrophic flagellates. They vary in size and shape from the ellipsoid Hemimastix amphikineta (14 × 7 μm) to the vermiform Spironema terricola (43 × 3 μm), and are united by the possession of two rows of cilia, called kineties.[1] The following species are included:[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

  • Order Hemimastigida Foissner, Blatterer & Foissner 1988 [Hemimastigophora Foissner, Blatterer & Foissner 1988 sensu Cavalier-Smith 1993; Hemimastigea Foissner, Blatterer & Foissner 1988; Hemimastigidea][2]
    • Family Spironematellidae
      • Genus Hemimastix Foissner, Blatterer & Foissner, 1988
        • Species Hemimastix amphikineta Foissner, Blatterer & Foissner, 1988
      • Genus Stereonema Foissner & Foissner, 1993 non Kützing 1836
        • Species Stereonema geiseri Foissner & Foissner, 1993
      • Genus Spironema Klebs, 1893 non Vuillemin 1905 non Leger & Hesse 1922 non Rafinesque 1838 non Hochst. 1842 non Lindley 1840 non Meek 1864; Spironematella Silva 1970]
        • Species S. multiciliatum Klebs, 1893 [Spironematella multiciliata (Klebs 1983) Silva 1970]
        • Species S. terricola Foissner & Foissner, 1993 [Spironematella goodeyi (Foissner & Foissner 1993)]
        • Species S. goodeyi Foissner & Foissner, 1993 [Spironematella terricola (Foissner & Foissner 1993)]
      • Genus Paramastix Skuja 1948
        • Species P. lata Skuja
        • Species P. minuta Skuja
        • Species P. conifera Skuja 1948
        • Species P. truncata Skuja 1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ilse Foissner & Wilhelm Foissner (1993). "Revision of the family Spironemidae Doflein (Protista, Hemimastigophora), with description of two new species, Spironema terricola n. sp. and Stereonema geiseri n. g., n. sp.". Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 40 (4): 422–438. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.1993.tb04936.x. 
  2. ^ "Part 1- Virae, Prokarya, Protists, Fungi". Collection of genus-group names in a systematic arrangement. Retrieved 30 June 2016.