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Corymbellus aureus

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Prymnesiaceae -> Corymbellus -> Corymbellus aureus
Sister taxa: C. aureus, C. sp.


Citation: Corymbellus aureus Green 1976
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Corymbellus aureus Green 1976

Catalog entries: Corymbellus aureus

Original description: Colonies up to 200µm diameter. Cells irregularly rectangular or cordate in dorsi-ventral view, 8.0-11.0 µm x 7.5-10.0 µm. Flagella two, sub-equal, heterodynamic in colonial cells, hetero- or homodynamic in monadoid cells; haptonema short (3.0/on), non-coiling. Appendages arising from a furrow between two anterior lobes of the cell, the lobes sometimes more or less acute, the cell thus appearing irregularly pyriform in lateral aspect. Large body scales oval, 0.30-0.35 µm x 0.21-0.25 µm, with raised concavo-convex rims, the convex face of the rim directed inwards, and a distal surface bearing a pattern of radiating ridges and a short four-strutted spine bridging a central pore. Small oval spineless scales (0.2-0.24 x 0.10-0.15 µm ) associated with the apical groove. Plastids two, parietal, lobed, yellow-green, each with an immersed fusiform pyrenoid. Nucleus situated posteriorly, golgi body parabasal

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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:


Green, J. C. (1976a). Corymbellus aureus gen. et sp. nov., a new colonial member of the Haptophyceae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 56: 31-38. gs


Corymbellus aureus compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 21-7-2024

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