Traité de Zoologie. Anatomie, Systématique, Biologie. Tome I, Fascicule II, Protozoaires: Rhizopodes, Actinopodes, Sporozoaires, Cnidosporidies

Publié sous la direction de M. Pierre-P. Grassé, Membre de l'Institut, Professeur à la Sorbonne (Paris), avec 9 collaborateurs. 1,160 pp. 883 illustrations, 2 in color. Paris (6°): Masson & Cie., 120 Boul. Saint-Germain. 1953. Price: paper, 9,215 fr.; boards, 9,935 fr

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The publication under review is bound separately as the second part of Volume I of a comprehensive system of zoölogy prepared by a large group of distinguished French investigators. The work as a whole and in each division of the Animal Kingdom is designed to include anatomic, systematic and biologic data. Part I of Volume I provides a general introduction, a special introduction to the protozoa and a consideration of the flagellate protozoa. Part II of Volume I presents the super-classes Rhizopoda, Actinopoda, Sporozoa and Cnidosporidia. Volume II (in preparation) will consider the Ciliata and “the cell.”

The Rhizopoda are divided into three classes, Lobosa, Filosa and Granulo-reticulosa (based on the classification of De Saedeleer, 1934), although it is admitted by the editor-in-chief that these groupings, particularly the third one, are not wholly satisfactory. The Lobosa comprehend the Amoebaea, which have a naked protoplast, and the Testacealobosa, which are provided with a theca or shell.