Nannotax3 - ntax_non_cocco - Braarudosphaera bigelowii ALT

Braarudosphaera bigelowii ALT

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Genera incertae sedis -> Braarudosphaera -> Braarudosphaera bigelowii ALT
Sister taxa: B. bigelowii ALT


Citation: Braarudosphaera bigelowii ALTERNATE PHASE
Rank: Species
Basionym: Braarudosphaera bigelowii

Catalog entries: Chrysochromulina parkeae

Original description: Cells motile, elongate, ovate, 10-26 µm long, 5-10 µm wide, dorsoventrally compressed. Two fiagella and one haptonema arising close together at one end; fiagella equal, smooth, homodynamic, 8-20 µm long; haptonema shorter than fiagella 2.5-4.5 µm long. Plastids two, golden-brown, lateroparietal.
Scaly investiture present, visible with light microscope. Scales of four forms;

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Ecology & Biogeography

Biology & life-cycles
DNA and cultures studies have shown that this form, which was previously previously regarded as a distinctive species of Chrysochromulina, is actually the motile phase of Braarudosphaera bigelowii.

Phylogenetic relations

See also: Braarudosphaera bigelowii ;

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. & Leadbeater, B. S. C. (1972). Chrysochromulina parkeae sp. nov. [Haptophyceae] a new species recorded from S.W. England and Norway. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 52: 469-474. gs


Braarudosphaera bigelowii ALT compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 26-11-2022

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