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CATALOG - Scrippsiella sweeneyi

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Folders this level: S. sweeneyi, S. triquetracapitata

Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Farinacci & Howe Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was originally compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989, since 2000 it has been updated and extended by Richard Howe - see The Farinacci and Howe Catalog - an Introduction.
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Compiled data

Citation: Scrippsiella sweeneyi Balech 1959 ex Loeblich 1965
Rank: Species
Type specimens: holotypus: text-fig. 1a in Balech 1959
Type age (chronostrat): Extant
Standardised type level: 160_HOLOCENE

Original Description

Scrippsiella sweeneyi gen. nov., sp. nov., was proposed by Balech (1959, p. 196). Although described and figured by Balech (1959, p. 196, 12c, text-figs. 1, 2), no Latin diagnosis was given for the genus or species. Since Balech used botanical classification, both the genus and species are invalid without Latin diagnoses. The following diagnosis is presented in order to validate these names.

Scrippsiella sweeneyi gen. nov., sp. nov.; epitheca conica, hypotheca rotundata, cine ceratibus. Cingulum latum cavazoniforme, descendens, per 2/3 partis latitudinis dispositum , sine laciniis. Cingulum quinque laminas aequas atque sinistrorsus laminam transitionis habet. Sulcus profundus modice latus dextrorsus paululo curvatus, lamina posteriore maxima. Formula laminarum : 4', 3a, 7", 6c, 5"', 2" ", Cellula 24-32.5µm long., 19-24 µm transdiametro. Chromatophori multi, elliptici fuscovirides. Habitus: in aqua marina, in loco La Jolla, California dicto.
Scrippsiella sweenyi sp. nov., holotypus: text-fig. 1a in Balech




Cellula 24-32.5µm long., 19-24 µm transdiametro


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Editors' Notes


Balech, E. (1959). Two new genera of dinoflagellates from California. The Biological Bulletin. 116: 195-203. gs

Loeblich, A. R. (1965). Dinoflagellate nomenclature. Taxon. 14: 15-18. gs


Scrippsiella sweeneyi: Catalog entry compiled by <% compiler %>. Viewed: 29-11-2022

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