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Chrysochromulina parva

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Chrysochromulinaceae -> Chrysochromulina -> definite Chrysochromulina -> Chrysochromulina parva
Sister taxa: C. acantha, C. andersonii, C. camella, C. campanulifera, C. cymbium, C. leadbeateri, C. parva, C. rotalis, C. scutellum, C. simplex, C. strobilus, C. throndsenii


Citation: Chrysochromulina parva Lackey 1939
Rank: Species
Basionym: Chrysochromulina parva Lackey 1939
Taxonomic discussion: Hove et al. (2019) isolated a new strain from the type locality and provide detialed description 

Catalog entries: Chrysochromulina parva


Cell saddle shaped; Flagella equal, haptonema much longer; Scales plate-like with loosely woven radial ribs overlaying concentric ribs; Pyrenoids ND (Edvardsen et al. 2011)

Ecology & Biogeography


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:


Hovde, B. T., Deodato, C. R., Andersen, R. A., Starkenburg, S. R., Barlow, S. B. & Cattolico, R. A. (2019). Chrysochromulina: Genomic assessment and taxonomic diagnosis of the type species for an oleaginous algal clade. Algal Research. 37: 307-319. gs

Lackey, J. B. (1939). Notes on plankton flagellates from the Scioto River. Lloydia. 2: 128-143. gs

Moestrup, Ø. & Thomsen, H. A. (1986). Ultrastructure and reconstruction of the flagellar apparatus in Chrysochromulina apheles sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae = Haptophyceae). Canadian Journal of Botany. 64: 593-610. gs

Parke, M., Lund, J. W. G. & Manton, I. (1962). Observations on the biology and fine structure of the type species of Chrysochromulina (C. parva Lackey) in the English Lake District. Archives of Microbiology. 42: 333-352. gs


Chrysochromulina parva compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 1-6-2023

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