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Protoperidinium obtusum (Karsten) Parke & J.D.Dodge

Publication details
Protoperidinium obtusum (Karsten) Parke & J.D.Dodge in Parke & P.S.Dixon 1976: 545, 549

Published in: Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Protoperidinium is Protoperidinium pellucidum Bergh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Peridinium divergens var. obtusum Karsten

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Peridinium divergens var. obtusum Karsten 1907
Peridinium obtusum (Karsten) Lebour 1925

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Peridinium leonis f. matzenaueri J.Schiller 1937

Nomenclatural notes
Okolodkov (2005: 292) agrees with Sournia (1990) that the combination Protoperidinium obtusum (G.Karst.) Balech 1988 is invalid, since it was published earlier by Parke & Dodge (1976). - (3 Oct 2006) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Dodge (1982: 166) notes this species is of the sub-genus Protoperidinium, group Orthoperidinium and section Conica. Tomas (1996: 561) notes the authority of this species as (Karsten) Balech.

According to Okolodkov (2005: 292), Peridinium divergens obtusum G. Karst 1906 is the basionym of this species and he cites Peridinium obtusum J. Schill. 1937 as a synonym. - (3 Oct 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Dodge, J.D. (1985). Atlas of dinoflagellates. A scanning electron microscope survey. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-119. Farrand Press.

Okolodkov, Y.B. (2005). Protoperidinium Bergh (Dinoflagellata) in the southeastern Mexian Pacific Ocean: part I. Botanica Marina 48: 284-296.

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

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