Morphology, Taxonomy and Ecology of Terrestrial Antarctic Ciliates and Testaceans (Protozoa)Entry ID: ASAC_565
Abstract: Project 565:
The database provides a list of species of ciliates and testate amoebae (Protozoa: Ciliophora; Testacea) recorded in various edaphic habitats, e.g., mineral soils (fellfield), ornithogenic soils, terrestrial mosses, from ice-free coastal areas and inshore islands in the area of Casey Station, Wilkes Land, coastal continental Antarctica. 26 ciliate (9 first records for continental ... Antarctica, 1 undescribed) and 5 testacean species (3 new records) were found.
Sea ice study (Weddell Sea):
The ciliate biodivesity was studied in several types of sea ice (mainly young pancake ice) from the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, in the austral autumn 1992 (March-May) during the cruise ANT X/3 of RV Polarstern. 49 ciliate species were predominantly found in sea ice and 6 spp. in the pelagial; 20 of these were new to science.
A word document containing a list of species that were recorded as part of the project is available for download from the url given below. These data have also been incorporated into the biodiversity database.
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Start Date: 1993-11-01Stop Date: 1994-02-28
Quality Samples were assessed in co-operation with leading authorities in ciliate taxonomy. Several publications were produced.
Access Constraints The dataset is available for download from the url given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 11 kb
Distribution Format: word document
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Fax: +43 (0)662 8044 5698
Email: wolfgang.petz at sbg.ac.at
INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY HELLBRUNNERSTRASSE 34 UNIVERSITY OF SALZBURG
Postal Code: A-5020
From Project 565 (Casey):
Petz W., Foissner W. (1996), Morphology and Morphogenesis of Lamtostyla edaphoni Berger and Foissner and Onychodromopsis flexilis Stokes, Two Hypotrichs (Protozoa: Ciliophora) from Antarctic Soils., Acta Protozoologica, 35, 257-280
Petz W., Foissner W. (1997), Morphology and infraciliature of some soil ciliates Protozoa, Ciliophora) from continental Antarctica, with notes on the morphogenesis of Sterkiella histriomuscorum., Polar Record, 33, 307-326
Petz W. (1997), Ecology of the active soil microfauna (Protozoa, Metazoa) of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica., Polar Biology, 18, 33-44
From Weddell Sea:
Petz W. (1994), Morphology and morphogenesis of Strombidium kryalis nov. spec. Ciliophora, Strombidiida) from Antarctic sea ice., Archiv fuer Protistenkunde, 144, 185-195
Petz W. (1995), Morphology and morphogenesis of Thigmokeronopsis antarctica nov. spec. and T. crystallis nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida) from Antarctic sea ice., European Journal of Protistology, 31, 137-147
Petz W., Song W., Wilbert N. (1995), Taxonomy and ecology of the ciliate fauna Protozoa, Ciliophora) in the endopagial and pelagial of the Weddell Sea, Antarctica., Stapfia (Linz), 40, 1-223
Petz W. (1999), Ciliophora. In: South Atlantic Zooplankton (Boltovskoy D., ed.)., Backhuys Publishers, 265-319, Leiden
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-28