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On the taxonomy of the Brachionidae: description of Plationus n. gen. (Rotifera, Monogononta)

  • H. Segers
  • G. Murugan
  • H. J. Dumont


Based on S.E.M. studies of trophi, the generic diagnosis of Brachionus Pallas and Platyias Harring is refined. Plationus n. gen. is erected to accommodate the former B. patulus-group. Platyias latiscapularis is elevated to full specific rank.

Key words

taxonomy S.E.M. Rotifera Plationus n. gen. 




O1, 02

openings of cavities in rami


anterior process


proximal cavities


cup-shaped articulation of manubrium






reinforced ridge






manubrial process




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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Segers
    • 1
  • G. Murugan
    • 1
  • H. J. Dumont
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Animal EcologyUniversity of GhentGentBelgium

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