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Tintinnids (Ciliophora: Tintinnida) from Mexico: a checklist

  • Rosaura Mayén-EstradaEmail author
  • Fernando Olvera-Bautista
  • Margarita Reyes-Santos
  • Carlos Alberto Durán-Ramírez
  • Jorge Humberto Medina-Durán
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Abstract

The order Tintinnida comprises 14 families and includes marine, estuarine, and freshwater planktonic ciliates. The goal of this paper is to provide an updated species checklist of Mexican tintinnids for which we revised and checked all available records including some data of their distribution. We obtained the records for 203 species of tintinnids, representing 40 genera and 12 families. The genera Tintinnopsis and Eutintinnus contained the highest number of species. The vast majority of species (199) were recorded in marine habitats. The Southern Gulf of Mexico ecoregion had the highest species richness (87), although some ecoregions have not been studied.

Keywords

Mexican ecoregions Planktonic ciliates Species records Tintinnids 

Notes

Acknowledgments

To Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Mexico for the support to the project CAT KT-003 (Ciliados y flagelados heterótrofos). Special thanks to Dr. Alan Warren (Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, UK) for his comments and assistance with the English.

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The manuscript has not been submitted to any journal, has not been published previously, no data have been fabricated or manipulated, authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsability and accountability for the results, consent to submit has been received explicity from all co-authors, no data, text by others are presented as if they were the author’s own, the single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time, authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author and order of authors at submission, and upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Protozoología, Departamento de Biología Comparada, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma MéxicoCiudad de MéxicoMexico

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