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LC control 85115501
LC classificationQL391.R8 Zoology
Topical headingRotifera
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Variant(s)Animalcules, Wheel
Wheel animalcules
Wheel animals
See alsoAquatic invertebrates
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Found inRotifera, 1993: v. 2, p. 6 (rotifers)
ITIS, Jan. 6, 2017 (Rotifera. Taxonomic rank: phylum. Synonym: Syndermata. Common names: rotifers; wheel animalcules. Superphylum Platyzoa, Infrakingdom Protostomia, Subkingdom Bilateria, Kingdom Animalia)
NCBI taxonomy browser, Jan. 6, 2017 (Rotifera (rotifers). Rank: phylum. Genbank common name: rotifers. Lineage: cellular organisms; superkingdom Eukaryota; [no rank] Opisthokonta; kingdom Metazoa; [no rank] Eumetazoa; [no rank] Bilateria; [no rank] Protostomia; [no rank] Lophotrochozoa)
Wikipedia, Jan. 6, 2017: Rotifer (The rotifers (Rotifera, commonly called wheel animals) make up a phylum of microscopic and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate animals; some rotifers are free swimming and truly planktonic, others move by inchworming along a substrate, and some are sessile, living inside tubes or gelatinous holdfasts that are attached to a substrate. Classification: Kingdom Animalia, (unranked) Platyzoa, Phylum Rotifera)
Introduction to the Rotifera, via UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology website, Jan. 6, 2017 (Rotifers: the "wheel animalcules"; Rotifers are microscopic aquatic animals of the phylum Rotifera. Rotifers can be found in many freshwater environments and in moist soil, where they inhabit the thin films of water that are formed around soil particles)
Oxford English dictionary website, Jan. 6, 2017 (rotifer: A minute multicellular aquatic animal of the phylum Rotifera)
Collins English dictionary online, Jan. 6, 2017 (rotifer: any minute aquatic multicellular invertebrate of the phylum Rotifera, having a ciliated wheel-like organ used in feeding and locomotion: common constituents of freshwater plankton. Also called: wheel animalcule)
Britannica online, Jan. 6, 2017 (Rotifer, also called wheel animalcule, any of the approximately 2,000 species of microscopic, aquatic invertebrates that constitute the phylum Rotifera. Rotifers are so named because the circular arrangement of moving cilia (tiny hairlike structures) at the front end resembles a rotating wheel. Although common in freshwater on all continents, some species occur in salt water or brackish water, whereas others live in damp moss or lichens. Most are free-living; some are parasitic. Most live as individuals, but a few species form colonies. The body may be spherical, flattened, bag-like, or wormlike)