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PROTOZOA (protists, single-celled organisms)

BioImages BioImages ( has 1227 images of PROTOZOA (protists, single-celled organisms)

NBN NBN ( has the UK distribution map of PROTOZOA (protists, single-celled organisms)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Kingdom)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Kent, S.,W., 1880 Manual of the Infusoria
Kreutz, M. & Foissner, W., 2006 The Sphagnum Ponds of Simmelreid in Germany: a biodiversity hot-spot for microscopic organisms


Curds, C.R., Gates, M.A. & McRoberts, D., 1982 British and Other Freshwater Ciliated Protozoans (Part 2) Ciliophora: Oligohymenophora & Polyhymenophora
Curds, C.R., 1982 British and Other Freshwater Ciliated Protozoans (Part 1) Ciliophora: Kinetophragminophora
Finlay, B.J., Rogerson, A., & Cowling, A.J., 1988 A Beginner's Guide to the Collection, Isolation, Cultivation and Identification of Freshwater Protozoa
Guthrie, M., 1989 Animals of the Surface Film
Hingley, M., 1993 Microscopic Life in Sphagnum
Macan, T.T., 1959 A Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates
Patterson, DJ., 1996 Free-Living Freshwater Protozoa - a colour guide


Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1990 The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and north-west Europe
Larink, O. & Westheide, W., 2006 Coastal Plankton - photo guide for European Seas
Larink, O. & Westheide, W., 2011 Coastal Plankton - photo guide for European Seas (2nd ed)

Parasitic species

Avery, R.A., 1974 (parasites of selected hosts) Identification of Animal Parasites
Canning, E.U., Cox, F.E.G., Croll, N.A. & Lyons, K.M., 1973 The Natural History of Slapton Ley Nature Reserve: VI Studies on Parasites

General Works

(sample chapter available for public download)

Brusca, R.C. & G.J., 2003 Invertebrates

Borradaile, L.A. & Potts, F.A. with chapters by Eastham, L.E.S. & Saunders, J.T, 1935 The Invertebrata: a manual for the use of students

Biodiversity catalogs

Nomenclator Zoologicus: Nomenclator Zoologicus


Acta Protozoologica Journal
Annals Protistology Journal
Arkiv fur Protistenkunde Journal
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Journal
Protist Journal
Protistology Journal
Protozoological Monographs Journal


Microscope discussion group: Microscope discussion group


The Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum

Parasitic species

Kennedy, C.R., 1975 The Natural History of Slapton Ley Nature Reserve: VII The parasites of Fish with special reference to their use as a source of information about the aquatic community

PROTOZOA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with PROTOZOA:

cyst cyst is parasitised by Rhizophydium gibbosum - a chytrid (Rhizophydiales: Rhizophydiaceae) UK/Ireland Canter, H.M., 1961


Canter, H.M., 1961 Studies on British Chytrids XVII: Species occurring on planktonic desmids
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