Prymnesium simplex

Classification: non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Prymnesiaceae -> Prymnesium -> Prymnesium simplex
Sister taxa: P. annuliferum, P. calathiferum, P. chiton, P. czosnowskii, P. faveolatum, P. gladiociliatum, P. kappa, P. minor, P. minutum, P. nemamethecum, P. neustophila, P. palpebrale, P. parvum, P. pienaarii, P. pigrum, P. polylepis, P. saltans, P. simplex, P. zebrinum, P. sp.,


Citation: Prymnesium simplex (Gayral and Fresnel 1983) Edvardsen, Eikrem & Probert, in Edvardsen et al., 2011
Rank: Species
Basionym: Platychrysis simplex Gayral & Fresnel, 1983

Catalog entries: Platychrysis simplex

Type images:

Morphology remarks: Cell rounded or angular; Flagella, haptonema much shorter; Scales plate-like (2 types) with radial ribs on both faces; Pyrenoids immersed, traversed by thylakoids (Edvardsen et al. 2011)

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:


Edvardsen, B., Eikrem, W., Throndsen, J., Sáez, A. G., Probert, I. & Medlin, L. K. (2011). Ribosomal DNA phylogenies and a morphological revision provide the basis for a revised taxonomy of the Prymnesiales (Haptophyta). European Journal of Phycology. 46(3): 202-228. gs

Gayral, P. & Fresnel, J. (1983a). Platychrysis pienaarii sp. nov. et P. simplex sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae): description et ultrastructure. Phycologia. 22: 29-45. gs


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