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Genus Lieberkuehnia Claparède and Lachmann, 1859, emend. Siemensma et al., 2020

Emended diagnosis: Stationary cells spherical, locomotive cells ovoid to elongated or irregularly shaped, with a very flexible membranous wall, variable in thickness. Nuclei spherical, ovular.

Type species: Lieberkuehnia wageneri Claparède and Lachmann, 1859

Species assigned: L. paludosa (Cienkowski, 1876) Penard, 1907; L. wageneri Claparède and Lachmann, 1859.

Ecology: Freshwater; lakes, rivers, ditches and ponds. On algae and in submerged mosses.

References: Siemensma, F., Holzmann, M., Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil, L., Clauss, S., Völcker, Bettighofer, W., E., Khanipour Roshan, S., Walden, S., Dumack, K., Pawlowski, J., 2020: Broad sampling of monothalamids (Rhizaria, Foraminifera) gives further insight into diversity of non-marine foraminifera. Eur. J. Protistol., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2020.125744

Lieberkuehnia wageneri

Lieberkuehnia wageneri? – Original drawing Hoogenraad & De Groot, 1940, collection Ferry Siemensma.
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