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  Family Philodinidae

Genus Philodina

    Species P. acuticornis -- North America.
    Species P. australis -- North America.
    Species P. brevipes -- North America.
    Species P. citrina -- North America.
    Species P. erythrophthalma -- North America.
    Species P. flaviceps -- North America.
    Species P. indica -- North America.
    Species P. lepta -- North America.
    Species P. megalotrocha -- North America.
    Species P. morigera -- North America.
    Species P. nemoralis -- North America.
    Species P. plena -- North America.
    Species P. proterva -- North America.
    Species P. roseola -- North America.
    Species P. rugosa -- North America.
    Species P. vorax -- North America.
    Species P. alata
    Species P. americana
    Species P. amethystina
    Species P. antarctica
    Species P. arndti
    Species P. calceata
    Species P. childi
    Species P. convergens
    Species P. cristata
    Species P. dobrogensis
    Species P. duplicalcar
    Species P. eurystephana
    Species P. foissneri
    Species P. grandis
    Species P. gregaria
    Species P. inopinata
    Species P. jeanneli
    Species P. nitida
    Species P. parvicalcar
    Species P. patula
    Species P. praelonga
    Species P. quadrata
    Species P. rapida
    Species P. scabra
    Species P. squamosa
    Species P. striata
    Species P. tenuicalcar
    Species P. tranquilla
    Species P. tridentata

Taxon Information

The Genus Philodina has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Philodina, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Philodina, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Autralasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 50 species worldwide, 17 Nearctic species] (Segers, 2008).
  • Philodina, (Segers, 2007).
  • Philodina, about 20 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Philodina, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Philodina, (Edmondson, 1959).


  • Wallace, R.L. & T.W. Snell. 2010. Rotifera. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 173-235.
  • Segers, H. 2008. Global diversity of rotifers (Rotifera) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 49-59. [Available online]
  • Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. Zootaxa 1564. 104 pp. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Rotifera (Wheel animals). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 129-190.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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