Phaeocystis cordata

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Phaeocystales -> Phaeocystaceae -> Phaeocystis -> Phaeocystis cordata
Sister taxa: P. amoeboidea, P. antarctica, P. brucei, P. cordata, P. globosa, P. jahnii, P. pouchetii, P. scrobiculata, P. sphaeroides, P. sp.


Citation: Phaeocystis cordata Zingone and Chrétiennot-Dinet in Zingone et al. 1999
Rank: Species
Basionym: Phaeocystis cordata Zingone and Chrétiennot-Dinet in Zingone et al. 1999

Catalog entries: Phaeocystis cordata

Original description: Cellulae (3.2 x 3.8 µm) cum flagellis cordiformes vel triangulares, dorso-ventraliter compressae, cum satis profunda et ephippiomorpha depressione, circum insertionem flagellorum. Flagella duo subequalia (5.5-7.5 and 4.5-6 µm) et breve haptonema (2.2-2.5 µm). Chloroplasti duo, aureo-brunnei, lateraliter dispositi. Cellulae stratis dimorphorum squamarum obductae: squamae strati interni et continui ovales et parviores (0.18 x 0.13 µm), margine inflexo, squamae strati externi et continui majores (0.25 x 0.18 µm), cum centrata papula, margine erecto. Cellulae extrudens quinque fila delineantes pentagonas stellas in centro. Coloniarius habitus ignotus.

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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:


Zingone, A., Chrétiennot-Dinet, M. -J., Lange, M. & Medlin, L. (1999). Morphological and genetic characterization of Phaeocystis cordata and P. jahnii (Prymnesiophyceae), two new species from the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Phycology. 35: 1322-1337. gs


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