Pavlova gyrans


Classification: non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Pavlovales -> Pavlovaceae -> Pavlova -> Pavlova gyrans
Sister taxa: P. calceolata, P. ennorea, P. granifera, P. gyrans, P. lutheri, P. noctivaga, P. pinguis, P. virescens, P. sp.,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pavlova gyrans Butcher 1952; emend. Green and Manton 1970
Rank: Species
Basionym: Pavlova gyrans Butcher 1952; emend. Green and Manton 1970
Pavlova gyrans,

Original description: Cells strongly metabolic, either elongated, ovoid or amoeboid, usually compressed, base acute; chromatophores two, large, lateral, not extending to the base, dull yellow, granular; flagella two, unequal and inserted at some distance below the apex, the larger directed towards the apex and the shorter outwards; a conspicuous red stigma and a small contracting vacuole are present in the apical region; at the posterior end one to three leucosin bodies are present.
Propagation is by longitudinal division in the non-motile stage.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source:
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source:

References:

Butcher, R. W. (1952). Contributions to our knowledge of the smaller marine algae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 31: 175-191. gs

Green, J. C. & Manton, I. (1970). Studies in the fine structure and taxonomy of flagellates in the genus Pavlova. I. A revision of Pavlova gyrans, the type species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 50: 1113-1130. gs


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Pavlova gyrans compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 22-7-2019

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