Nannotax3 - ntax_non_cocco - Pavlomulina ranunculiformis

Pavlomulina ranunculiformis

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Pavlomulinales -> Pavlomulina -> Pavlomulina ranunculiformis
Sister taxa: P. ranunculiformis


Citation: Pavlomulina ranunculiformis S. Sym, R. Pienaar & M. Kawachi, in Kawachi et al. 2021
Rank: Species
Basionym: Pavlomulina ranunculiformis S. Sym, R. Pienaar & M. Kawachi, in Kawachi et al. 2021

Catalog entries: Pavlomulina ranunculiformis

Original description: Diagnosis: With characters of class and genus. Solitary, slender tadpole-shaped cells with a tail, 40–55 mm long and 8–12 mm wide. Rounded cells, 20–25 mm long and 13–18 mm wide. Two equal heterodynamic flagella with knob scales, 30–40 mm long. The hapto- nema 18–22 mm long, non-coiling. Cells covered with layers of extrusome-like bodies termed pot-shaped scales (PSS), the mature encapsulated form in peripheral cytoplasm 0.3 mm wide and 0.5 mm long, and the released PSS 0.35 mm wide and 0.45 mm long subtended by a raised portion of the cell membrane. Four golden-brown chloroplasts with a projected pyrenoid. A striated, fibrous, rhizoplast-like structure connects the nucleus and posterior end of the cell.

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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:


Kawachi, M. et al. (2021). Rappemonads are haptophyte phytoplankton. Current Biology. 31(11): 2395-2403. gs


Pavlomulina ranunculiformis compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 7-8-2022

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