A re-appraisal of two members of the genus Notholca from the Andes, with a note on the fine structure of the lorica of N.foliacea (Ehrenberg)

  • Eric D. Hollowday
  • Charles G. Hussey
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 52)


Rotifers described from the Andes by Murray (1913) and De Beauchamp (1939) as Notholca foliacea (Ehrenberg) are reviewed and re-assessed as Notholca walterkostei De Paggi, 1982. They are compared with N. foliacea and details of the lorica of this species seen with the scanning electron microscope are presented.

Key words

Rotifera Notholca fine structure Andes South America taxonomy 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric D. Hollowday
    • 1
  • Charles G. Hussey
    • 2
  1. 1.Aylesbury, BuckinghamshireEngland
  2. 2.British Museum (Natural History)LondonEngland

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