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Nassophorea: Microthoracida: Microthoracidae

Microthorax sp.
Engelmann, 1862

Microthorax Genus: Cytostome in rear 1/3 of body (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Irregular, almost triangular in shape; anterior pointed; posterior rounded; distinctly flattened with a delicate keeled armour; somatic ciliation reduced; ventrally 3 longitudinal cilary rows; cytostome in a depression at posterior ventral region; tooth-like projection on the left side (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Drepanomonas; Kreyella

Microthorax sp. ?, cell body 17 μm long, 9 μm wide, L/W=1.9, x 640, Ikenokochi (or Ikenokouchi) marsh, Tsuruga city, Fukui Pref., Japan, September 11, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Microthorax Microthorax

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