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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Rotifera
Classes (2): Eurotatoria - Pararotatoria


  • Funch, P.; Sørensen, M.V.; Obst, M. 2005: On the phylogenetic position of Rotifera — have we come any further? Hydrobiologia, 546: 11–28.
  • Segers, H. 2007: Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. Zootaxa, 1564: 1-104. PDF
  • Segers, H. 2011: Phylum Rotifera Cuvier, 1817. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.) 2011: Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3148: 231–233. ISBN 978-1-86977-849-1 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-86977-850-7 (online edition) PDF
  • Segers, H. et al. 2012: Towards a list of available names in zoology, partim phylum Rotifera. Zootaxa, 3179: 61-68. Preview PDF
  • Segers, H., Smet, W.H. de, Fontaneto, D., Hinz, C., Hussey, C.G., Michaloudi, E., Wallace, R.L. & Jersabek, C.D. 2016. Period of public commentary begins on the revised proposal of species-group level names, and on the proposal of genus-group level names of the Candidate Part of List of Available Names (LAN) in the phylum Rotifera. Zootaxa 4066(1): 81–82. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4066.1.7 Full article (PDF).  reference page 
  • 2011: Zootaxa, 2997: 1–18. Preview PDF
  • Wallace, R. L., T. W. Snell, C. Ricci & T. Nogrady. 2006: Rotifera. Volume 1: Biology, ecology and systematics (2nd edition). Guides to the identification of the macroinvertebrates of the continental waters of the world. (Ed. H.J. F. Dumont). Kenobi Production, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 23:1-299. ISBN 90-5782-178-8 & ISBN 90-894341-7-5


Vernacular names[edit]

Alemannisch: Redertierli
Deutsch: Rädertierchen
eesti: Keriloomad, Rotatoorid
Ελληνικά: Τροχοφόρα
français: Rotifères
hrvatski: Kolnjaci
magyar: Kerekesférgek
македонски: Ротифери (воланоносци)
日本語: 輪形動物
polski: wrotki
русский: Коловратки
ไทย: โรติเ้ฟอร์
Türkçe: Tekerlekli hayvanlar
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