Paradileptus Wenrich, 1929 (ref. ID; 2013)
Class Kinetofragminophora: Subclass Gymnostomata: Order Haptorida: Family Tracheliidae (ref. ID; 2013)
Class Kinetofragminophora De Puytorac et al., 1974: Subclass Gymnostomata Butschli, 1889: Order Haptorida Corliss, 1974: Family Tracheliidae Ehrenberg, 1838 (ref. ID; 4798)

Synonym Tentaculifera Sokoloff (ref. ID; 1618)

[ref. ID; 2013]
Body shape or conical, broad and obliquely truncated at the level of the oral aperture. There is a long, tapering, spiraling neck region at the anterior end of the body. In the center of the neck lies a longitudinal unciliated ridge, armed with trichocysts, which is supported by trichites. Ciliation is complete and uniform in longitudinal rows. The contractile vacuoles are numerous and lie beneath the pellicle all over the cell surface. Macronucleus moniliform. May be distinguished from Dileptus by the spiraling neck, the way in which the unciliated ridge curves partially around the oral aperture and by the increased breadth of the body at the level of the oral aperture.
Quote; Colin R. Curds "British and other freshwater ciliated protozoa Part I Ciliophora: Kinetofragminophora" Cambridge University Press, 1982 (ref. ID; 2013)


Paradileptus conicus Wenrich, 1929 (ref. ID; 1335, 1620, 2571, 4613) reported year? (ref. ID; 1618) reported author and year? (ref. ID; 3292)
See; Paradileptus elephantinus (ref. ID; 4613)
Syn; Tentaculifera mexicana Sokoloff, 1931 (ref. ID; 1620)
Measurements; 100-200 by 50-100 um. (ref. ID; 1618)
Paradileptus estensis Canella (ref. ID; 1618, 2571) reported author and year? (ref. ID; 3292)
Description; Feeds on rotifers. (ref. ID; 1618)
Measurements; 600-800 um long. (ref. ID; 1618)
Paradileptus robustus Wenrich (ref. ID; 1618)
See; Paradileptus elephantinus (ref. ID; 4612)
Measurements; 180-450 um long. (ref. ID; 1618)