Annotated assignment of families and genera to the orders and classes currently comprising the corlissian scheme of higher classification for the phylum ciliophora
Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 96(1): 104-140
ISSN/ISBN: 0003-0023 DOI: 10.2307/3225971
Although there has been a rash of recent publications treating suprafamilial ciliate taxa in various revisions, all offering drastic and rather expansive changes over the basic Faurean classification so popular in the fifties, sixties and early seventies, no detailed attention has been given to the important problem of properly locating existing families and genera in the new schemes proposed. Following communication with many colleagues around the world, an attempt was made to succinctly meet that deficit. Some 1123 genera and 204 families, considered bonafide taxa, are assigned to the orders and suborders (in their respective subclasses and classes) comprising the writer's classification system for the phylum Ciliophora. Authors' names are supplied for all taxa, some of which are placed in incertae sedis positions. Comments are included in place with respect to group.sbd.at all levels.sbd.considered most controversial taxonomically. In explanatory introductory sections preceding the scheme itself, such problems as synonyms and homonyms, nomina nuda, relative abundance of species in the genera listed and certain other related nomenclatural matters are treated briefly.