From 2003 to 2006, the freshwater ciliates of northeastern Azerbaijan were studied. The present paper describes a new ciliate - Gymnocyclidium nabranicum n. gen., n. sp. (Gymnocyclidiidae n. fam.) that clearly differs from other representatives of Scuticociliatida by reduction of bipolar somatic kineties to 2 or 3 short longitudinal crowns. Gymnocyclidiidae n. fam. includes 3 genera - Gymnocyclidium n. gen. (type genus), Paurotricha Dragesco and Dragesco-Kerneis, 1991 and Paracyclidium Grolière, de Puytorac, Grain, 1980.
Scuticociliatida, freshwater, ciliates, Azerbaijan
"A new freshwater ciliate from northeastern Azerbaijan: Gymnocyclidium nabranicum n. gen., n. sp and Gymnociclidiidae n. fam. (Scuticociliatida, Ciliophora),"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 33:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol33/iss4/10