I see an urgent need for BIGGER PROTOZOA.

Matthew P Wiener weemba at sagi.wistar.upenn.edu
Mon Jun 6 10:47:12 EST 1994


In article <2sncjl$72i at news.tamu.edu>, septate at tamsun (Richard E. Clopton) writes:
>1/10mm?  No contest.  If you're looking for the really big, exciting
>protozoans, I might suggest that you join us over in the Eugregarinorida.

>**Aikinetocystis singularis** Gates, 1926, was described from 4 species
>of the genus **Eutyphaeus** from Burma.  (**Eutyphaeus** is a earthworm.)
>The body is very long and branched.  Each brach bears an distal sucker.
>Total length up to 4.0mm.

Bah.  A midget.

Xenophylophores get up to 25 CENTImeters across.  As in nearly a foot long.
They are deep sea bottom dwellers.  I think a life sized drawing of one
would make an appropriate addition for Leader Kibo's next signature.
-- 
-Matthew P Wiener (weemba at sagi.wistar.upenn.edu)



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