The Ciliated Protozoa - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080187525, 9781483154176

The Ciliated Protozoa

2nd Edition

Characterization, Classification and Guide to the Literature

Authors: John O. Corliss
eBook ISBN: 9781483154176
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 472
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The Ciliated Protozoa: Characterization, Classification and Guide to the Literature, Second Edition presents a premature major overhauling of the systematics of the Ciliophora sensu lato, which is considered a separate phylum. This book includes a developed rationale and defined criteria that serve as a basis for the reclassification of the ciliates. Discussions of controversial taxa are provided, including arbitrary but critical resolution of their place in, or rejection from, the new overall system. The ideas concerning the evolution of ciliates, as well as “phylogenetic trees” are also covered in this text. This text categorizes the ciliates into three classes—Kinetofragminophora, Oligohymenophora, and Polyhymenophora. This publication is a good source for biologists and students interested in ciliates.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Illustrations


Preface to First Edition

Preface to Second Edition

Part 1. Basic Considerations and Characterization of Principal Groups

Chapter 1. Introductory Considerations: Bases, Difficulties, and Results of New Approaches

Chapter 2. Glossary of Terms and Concepts Useful in Ciliate Systematics

Chapter 3. Sources and Use of Differentiating Characters, and the Rationale Behind the New Classification

Chapter 4. Phylum CILIOPHORA: General Description and Overview of the Major Groups

Chapter 5. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (1) The "Dawn" or Eociliates and the Problems They Pose

Chapter 6. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (2) First of the "Typical" Ciliophorans, the Prostomatid, Haptorid, and Pleurostomatid Gymnostomes

Chapter 7. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (3) The Vestibuhferans, from Trichostomes to Entodiniomorphids and Colpodids

Chapter 8. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (4) The Independent Hypostomes, in All Their Intriguing Diversity

Chapter 9. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (5) The Suctorians, a Most Singular Group




(1) The Hymenostomes sensu lato and sensu stricto

(2) The Scuticociliates, an Integral Separate Assemblage

(3) The Astomes, a Distinctive Group of Mouthless Hymenostomes

Chapter 13. Class OLIGOHYMENOPHORA: (4) The Peritrichs, Taxonomically a Perennial Puzzle

Chapter 14. Class POLYHYMENOPHORA: (1) The Heterotrichs, Base Group of the Spirotrichs, and the Odontostomes

Chapter 15. Class POLYHYMENOPHORA: (2) The Oligotrichs, Specialized Forms Often Neglected

Chapter 16. Class POLYHYMENOPHORA: (3) The Hypotrichs, a Ubiquitous and Highly Evolved Group

Chapter 17. Ciliate Evolution and Phylogeny

Part II. The Proposed System of Classification

Chapter 18. Comparison of Present Classification with Other Recent Major Proposals

Chapter 19. Taxonomic-Nomenclatural Principles and Procedures

Chapter 20. The Ciliate Taxa, Including Families and Their Genera

Part III. Guide to the Literature

Chapter 21. Major Monographs, Books, and Review Articles - and Principals in Ciliatology

Chapter 22. References Cited: A Selected Bibliography, with Emphasis on Works Published Since 1960

Systematic Index [Concluded with a Brief Host Index]


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