Hydrobiologia

, Volume 268, Issue 1, pp 1–8

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

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

Abstract

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. 

Abbreviations

al

allula

O1, 02

openings of cavities in rami

ap

anterior process

pc

proximal cavities

ar

cup-shaped articulation of manubrium

ra

ramus

f

fulcrum

rd

reinforced ridge

ma

manubrium

su

subuncus

mp

manubrial process

u

uncus

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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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