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Berger H. (2012): Monograph of the Hypotricha and Nomenclator Ciliophorum, two useful works for all who deal with ciliates. - 31th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, March 1-3, 2012, Wuppertal. Abstract on p. 96 of Abstract booklet. Poster (8 MB, PDF). Supported by the Austrian Science Fund; Project P-23425-B17.

Monograph of the Hypotricha and Nomenclator Ciliophorum, two useful works for all who deal with ciliates

Helmut Berger

Consulting Engineering Office for Ecology, Radetzkystrasse 10, 5020 Salzburg, Austria; office@protozoology.com

The Hypotricha are a core-group of the spirotrichous ciliates. About 1000 nominal species have been described and it is estimated that 700 to 800 of them are valid. Four volumes are available (Oxytrichidae; Urostyloidea; Amphisiellidae and Trachelostylidae; Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae) and volume 5 (Uroleptidae) will be published in 2012/2013. The final volume is in preparation and deals, inter alia, with the "spiralled" genera, for example, Hypotrichidium, Strongylidium, Spiretella, Chaetospira. A key to all taxa revised in volumes 1-6 will be a major part of volume 6. When the monograph is complete, the hypotrichs will be the sole very large group of ciliates which is revised in detail. It is difficult to estimate the share of hypotrichs on the total number of ciliate species because no detailed conspectus about this group of protists is available. To overcome this problem, the Nomenclator Ciliophorum is prepared. This catalogue will contain all ciliate names ever published: basionyms of species and infrasubspecific taxa, combinations, genera, and suprageneric taxa. Furthermore, important taxonomic papers are listed for each taxon, so that the nomenclator will be useful not only for taxonomists, but also for ecologists, molecular biologists, and parasitologists, who will gain from such an index, for example, in that they can find the updated name (combination) of a certain organism easily. The Monograph (vol. 6) and the Hypotricha part of the Nomenclator are supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Project P23415-B17.

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Keywords: Hypotrichia, Ciliophora, nomenclature, revision, review, guide, basionym, Ciliophora,


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