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Scientific classification e
Class: Choanoflagellatea
Order: Acanthoecida
Family: Acanthoecidae
Genus: Calotheca
H. A. Thomsen and O. Moestrup, 1983

Calotheca is the name used for a genus of choanoflagellates in the family Acanthoecidae, though this name is a junior homonym of the name Calotheca Heyden, 1887, and it must be replaced under the rules of the ICZN.[2] The species C. alata is from Indo-Pacific Localities.[3]


  1. ^ "Calotheca". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ Nomenclator Zoologicus
  3. ^ Electron Microscopical Investigations on Two Loricate Choanoflagellates (Choanoflagellida), Calotheca alata gen. et sp. nov. and Syndetophyllum pulchellum gen. et comb. nov., from Indo-Pacific Localities. H. A. Thomsen and O. Moestrup, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 22 August 1983, doi:10.1098/rspb.1983.0057

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