Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Prymnesiaceae -> Prymnesium
Sister taxa: Corymbellus, Dicrateria, Haptolina, Hyalolithus, Petasaria, Prymnesium, Pseudohaptolina

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Prymnesium annuliferum

Prymnesium calathiferum

Prymnesium chiton

Prymnesium czosnowskii

Prymnesium faveolatum

Prymnesium gladiociliatum

Prymnesium kappa

Prymnesium minor

Prymnesium minutum

Prymnesium nemamethecum

Prymnesium neustophila

Prymnesium palpebrale

Prymnesium parvum

Prymnesium pienaarii

Prymnesium pigrum

Prymnesium polylepis

Prymnesium radiatum

Prymnesium saltans

Prymnesium simplex

Prymnesium zebrinum

Prymnesium sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Prymnesium Massart 1920 ex Conrad 1926 emend Edvardsen et al. 2011
Rank: Genus
Type species: Prymnesium saltans Massart ex Conrad (inferred by Massart 1920, but P. saltans was validly described by Conrad 1926)

Catalog entries: Prymnesium

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database


Conrad, W. (1926). Recherches sur les flagellates de nos eaux saumâtres. II. Chrysomonadines. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 56: 167-231. gs

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 V O

Massart, J. (1920). Recherches sur les organismes inferieur. VIII. Sur la motilité des flagellates. Bulletin de l'Acadamie Royal de Belgique, Cl. Sci. 6: 116-141. gs


Prymnesium compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 12-5-2021

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