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Authority

De Saedeleer (1931: 90)

Class

Subphylum Heterokonta, Genera Incertae Sedis

Order

N/A

Family

N/A

Additional References

Vørs (1992a: 90, figs 34.j, 35.16), Patterson et al. (1993: 72, figs 2H, 3H)

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Basionym

N/A

Synonyms

Thecomonas trahens J.Larsen & D.J.Patt. (Larsen & Patterson, 1990: 924, figs 57h, 61e–f)

Description

Cells elliptical, 3–5 µm wide, 3–6 µm long, biflagellate. Flagella inserted apically and to one side, often difficult to see; anterior flagellum basally or completely enclosed by a thin organic theca that covers the cell body; posterior flagellum trailing under the cell body. A gliding heterotrophic flagellate.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, south of Australia; Arctic Canada and Greenland (Vørs 1993a).

Comments

This species falls within the Apusomonadidae as proposed by Karpov & Mylnikov (1989).

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