Authors: BAYRAM GÖÇMEN, MURAT TOSUNOĞLU, BERİA FALAKALI MUTAF
Abstract: Certain entodiniid ciliates, somewhat different from those previously described (1), were observed the during examination of the rumen contents of 30 adult domestic cattle (Bos taurus L.) in the vicinity of Izmir. We propose that these new forms should be taxonomically named Entodinium oektemae n. sp. and Entodinium imaii n. sp. The frequencies Entodinium oektemae n. sp. and Entodinium imaii n. sp. were 6.67% 16.67% respectively. The main characteristics of these two species are described in detail and discussed in comparison with those of the previously reported ones.
Keywords: Entodinium oektemae n. sp., Entodinium imaii n. sp., New Rumen Ciliates, Bos taurus, Turkey
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