Rebecca salina

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Pavlovales -> Pavlovaceae -> Rebecca -> Rebecca salina
Sister taxa: R. helicata, R. salina, R. sp.


Citation: Rebecca salina (Carter 1937) Green in Edvardsen et al. 2000
Rank: Species
Basionym: Pavlova salina Carter 1937

Catalog entries: Pavlova salina

Morphology: Motile cells are ovate to oblong and slightly metabolic with a golden-green parietal plastid. The anterior flagellum is visible and bears hairs and knob scales. A well-developed haptonema emerges adjacent to the anterior flag- ellum, sometimes with fine filipodia. The vestigial posterior flagellum is reduced to the axoneme structure and is covered by small clavate knob scales, like the entire cell body external to the plasma membrane. A pyrenoid and an eyespot were not observed. One or two plastids are present with a parallel helicoidal arrangement of thylakoid lamellae as in E. gayraliae. [Bendif 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 "Holocene" stage). Data source:


Bendif, E. M. et al. (2011). Integrative taxonomy of the Pavlovophyceae (Haptophyta): A reassessment. Protist. 162: 738-761. gs

Carter, N. (1937). New or interesting algae from brackish waters. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 90: 1-68. gs

Edvardsen, B., Eikrem, W., Green, J. C., Andersen, R. A., Moon-Van Der Staay, S. Y. & Medlin, L. K. (2000). Phylogenetic reconstructions of the Haptophyta inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences and available morphological data. Phycologia. 39: 19-35. gs


Rebecca salina compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 20-6-2021

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