Telonema Griessmann, 1913
Holotype species: Telonema subtile Greissmann
Original publication and holotype designation: Griessmann, K. (1913). Über marine Flagellaten. Archiv für Protistenkunde 32: 1-78.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Phagotrophic and biflagellate protists of pyriform shape with the flagella emerging on opposite sides of a short protruding antapical rostrum. A food vacuole may be located anteriorly at the stout end of cell, in front of the centro-lateral large nucleus. Food uptake in a depression in the antero-ventral region. A characteristic band of vesicles is located laterally. Cell with tubulocristate mitochondria and with a characteristic subcortical lamina of microtubules supporting layers of microfilaments oriented at an angle to each other.
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, of which 2 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 March 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 August 2019.