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Bullinularia Deflandre 1953

Ralf Meisterfeld and Edward Mitchell
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Containing group: Arcellinida


Seven species which differ mainly in their dimensions; type species: Bullinularia indica (Penard, 1907).


Test: dark brown and opaque, oval in oral view, attached siliceous particles, most species have a flattened ventral surface with a smooth surface; hemispheroid laterally. Pseudostome: a long curving slit, ventral lip prolonged, dorsal lip with pores. B. foissneri has a deep apertural furrow. Vesicular or ovular nucleus!


Penard, E. 1912. Notes sur quelques Sarcodinés. Rev. Suisse Zool., 20:1-29.

Bonnet, L. & Thomas, R. 1960. Faune terrestre et d'eau douce des Pyrénées-Orientales. Thécamoebiens du sol. Vie et Mi¬lieu, 11:suppl.,1-103.

Meisterfeld, R. 2008. Bullinularia foissneri nov. spec. (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida) from Australia and synopsis of the genus Bullinularia. Denisia.

Nikolaev, S.I.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Petrov, N.B.; Berney, C.; Fahrni, J.; Pawlowski, J. 2005. The Testate Lobobose Amoebae (Order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) Finally Find their Home within Amoebozoa. Protist, 156: 191 202.

Rauenbusch, K. 1987. Biologie und Feinstruktur (REM- Untersuchungen) terrestrischer Testaceen in Waldböden (Rhizopoda, Protozoa). Arch. Protistenk., 134:191-294.

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Scientific Name Bullinularia indica
Identified By Ralf Meisterfeld
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This page is being developed as part of the Tree of Life Web Project Protist Diversity Workshop, co-sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity and the Tula Foundation.

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany

Edward Mitchell
University of Neuchâtel

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