LesquereusidaeRalf Meisterfeld and Edward Mitchell
This family contains genera which build shells of endogenous rod-like, nail-shaped or rectangular siliceous plates to which mineral particles may be added. Whether it is a monophyletic unit is questionable. Lesquereusia shows affinities in shell shape and cement structure with Lagenodifflugia, as does Netzelia with certain Difflugia spp. The rectangular shell plates of Quadrulella, Microquadrula and Pomoriella resemble those of the Paraquadrulidae, although the latter are from calcite and have an unstructured cement!
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Meisterfeld, Ralf and Edward Mitchell. 2008. Lesquereusidae. Version 02 September 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Lesquereusidae/124521/2008.09.02 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/