Vorticella campanula, copyright Protist Information Server.

Belongs within: Oligohymenophorea.

The Vorticellidae are a group of sessile ciliates that live attached to their substrate by a contractile stalk.

    |--Cothurniopsis imberbis D01
    |--Carchesium H04
    |    |--C. limneticum C79
    |    `--C. polypinum H04
    |--Lagenophrys D01
    |    |--L. monolistrae S86
    |    `--L. vaginicola D01
    |--Cothurnia D01
    |    |--C. crystallina D01
    |    `--C. oblonga SX97
    |--Zoothamnium BK77
    |    |--Z. alternans C79
    |    |--Z. arbuscula C79
    |    |--Z. parasita D01
    |    `--Z. vermicola [=Myoschiston vermicola] BK77
    `--Vorticella Linnaeus 1767 FT93
         |--V. campanula SX97
         |--V. convallaria C79
         |--V. microstoma LB90
         |--V. monilata SX97
         |--V. nebulifera LB90
         |--V. picta SX97
         |--V. punctata BK77
         `--V. similis SX97

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BK77] Barel, C. D. N., & P. G. N. Kramers. 1977. A survey of the echinoderm associates of the north-east Atlantic area. Zoologische Verhandelingen 156: 1–159.

[C79] Curds, C. R. 1979. Group phenomena in the phylum Protozoa. In: Larwood, G., & B. R. Rosen (eds) Biology and Systematics of Colonial Organisms pp. 29–37. Academic Press: London.

[D01] Daday, E. 1901. Édesvizi mikroszkópi állatok [Mikroskopische Süsswasserthiere]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 375–470. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[FT93] Fensome, R. A., F. J. R. Taylor, G. Norris, W. A. S. Sarjeant, D. I. Wharton & G. L. Williams. 1993. A classification of living and fossil dinoflagellates. Micropaleontology Special Publication 7: i–viii, 1–351.

[H04] Haeckel, E. 1899–1904. Kunstformen der Natur. Bibliographisches Institut: Leipzig und Wien.

[LB90] Lousier, J. D., & S. S. Bamforth. 1990. Soil protozoa. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 97–136. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[S86] Sket, B. 1986. Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 423–427. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[SX97] Song B. & Xie P. 1997. Preliminary studies on the community structure of the planktonic protozoa from the outlet of Lake Dongting. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica 21 (Suppl.): 60–68.

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