|Protistology • 14 (3), XXX–XXX (2020)|
The description of two new species of testate amoebae from suspended soil of the aerial roots at the tropical urban park in Hainan (China) and the review of the genus Bullinularia Deflandre, 1953 (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida).
Anatoly Bobrov1, Natalia Mazei1 and Yuri Mazei1,2
1 Lomonosov Moscow State University, ,119991 Moscow, Russia
| Submitted May 15, 2020 | Accepted June 21, 2020 |
Testate amoeba species composition from the suspended soil of the aerial roots of Ficus sp. and two other biotopes in the Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, Hainan, China is described. Testate amoebae diversity was highest in the suspended soil of the aerial roots (36 taxa) followed by ground soil (25) and litter deposited in the tree hollow (11). Two new species, namely Bullinularia maxima and Bullinularia macroporum, are described as a result of the taxonomic revision of the genus Bullinularia. The key to the species and brief synopsis of the genus Bullinularia is developed.
Key words: aerial roots, Bullinularia, Hainan, Plagiopyxidae, suspended soils, testate amoebae, tropical parks
Address for correspondence:
Yuri Mazei. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskiye gory 1, 119991, Moscow, Russia;
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