Studies on the Opalinidae of Australian frogs : the life cycle of Zelleriella binucleata (Raff) in the frog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Gunther
The Opalinidae are a group of protozoa inhabiting the rectum of Anura. The systematics of the group has been the subject of much controversy. Metcalf's view (Metcalf, 1918), that the Opalinidae represent a primitive stage in the evolution of the Ciliata, has been discredited by more recent workers. A series of papers, culminating with that of Grasse (1952), has pointed out the affinities of the Opalinidae with the Flagellates. Grasse (op. cit.) created a new super-order Opalinina at the...[Show more]
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