A New Rumen Ciliate from the Turkish Domestic Goat (Capra hircus L.): Entodinium salmani n.sp. (Entodiniidae, Entodiniomorphida)


Abstract: In the course of examining rumen contents obtained from 8 domestic goats (Capra hircus L.) from the south-east of Turkey, a new ciliate species Entodinium salmani n.sp. (Entodiniidae, Entodiniomorphida) and 4 formae [E. salmani salmani n.sp., n.f., E. salmani monospinosum n.sp., n.f., E. salmani bispinosum n.sp., n.f., E. salmani trispinosum n.sp., n.f.] were distinguished. The main characteristics of these species and formae are described in detail and compared with those of similar ones previously reported.

Keywords: Entodinium salmani n.sp., New Rumen Ciliates, Capra hircus L., Turkey

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