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Containing group: Protists of uncertain placement


Backe-Hansen, P. and J. Throndsen. 2002. Pico- and nanoplankton from the inner Oslofjord, eastern Norway, including description of two new species of Luffisphaera (incerta sedis). Sarsia 87 (1): 55-63.

Belcher, J. H. and E. M. Swale. 1975. Luffisphaera gen.nov., an enigmatic scaly micro-organism. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 188(1093):495-499.

Tong, S. M. 1997. Heterotrophic flagellates and other protists from Southampton Water, UK. Ophelia 47(2): 71-131.

VÝrs, N. 1993. Marine heterotrophic amebas, flagellates and Heliozoa from Belize (Central America) and Tenerife (Canary Islands), with descriptions of new species, Liffisphaera bulbochaete n. sp., L. longihastis n. sp., L. turriformis n. sp., and Paulinella intermedia n. sp. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 40(3):272-287.

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