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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 313, Issue 1, pp 121–122 | Cite as

Nomenclatural consequences of some recent studies on Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera, Brachionidae)

  • Hendrik Segers
Article

Abstract

Recent studies on morphology, karyotype, genetics including allozyme constitution and reproductive behaviour of ‘S-’ and ‘L-type’ B. plicatilis showed that these types are best treated as different species. A reexamination of existing available names revealed B. plicatilis O. F. Müller, 1786 and B. rotundiformis Tschugunoff, 1921 as the correct names for the ‘L-’ and ‘S-type’, respectively.

Key words

Nomenclature B. plicatilis B. rotundiformis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hendrik Segers
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. of Animal Ecology, Zoogeography and Nature Conservation, Dept M.S.E.University of GhentGentBelgium

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