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Peridinium acuminatum Ehrenberg

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Peridiniales
Family Peridiniaceae
Genus Peridinium

 

Publication details
Peridinium acuminatum Ehrenberg 1836: 541, 575, pl. II [2]: fig. V [5]

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1836). Das Leuchten des Meeres: neue Beobachtungen nebst Übersicht der Hauptmomente der geschichtlichen Entwicklung dieses merkwürdigen Phänomens. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1834: 411-575.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Peridinium is Peridinium cinctum (O.F.Müller) Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scrippsiella acuminata (Ehrenberg) Kretschmann, Elbrächter, Zinssmeister, S.Soehner, Kirsch, Kusber & Gottschling

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. Baltic Sea: Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Fjord, August 1834 [extant], G.A. Michaelis, s.n." (Kretschmann et al. 2015: 248). Notes: "... (holotype: fig. II 5! in Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin 1834, 1836, original drawing sub No. 938 at BHUPM!, no physical material found; Baltic Sea, off Federal Republic of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Fjord, 18th March 2009 [extant]: M. Gottschling, K.J.S. Meier, S. Söhner & C. Zinßmeister, s.n. [GeoB 427], Epitype designated here: CEDiT2014E40!, Centre of Excellence for Dinophyte Taxonomy, isoepitypes: B400041372! M229751!; illustrated here in Fig. 2)."

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Kretschmann, J., Elbrächter, M., Zinssmeister, C., Soehner, S., Kirsch, M., Kusber, W.-H. & Gottschling, M. (2015). Taxonomic clarification of the dinophyte Peridinium acuminatum Ehrenberg,  ? Scrippsiella acuminata, comb. nov. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales). Phytotaxa 220(3): 239-256.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Kretschmann, J., Elbrächter, M., Zinssmeister, C., Soehner, S., Kirsch, M., Kusber, W.-H. & Gottschling, M. (2015). Taxonomic clarification of the dinophyte Peridinium acuminatum Ehrenberg,  ? Scrippsiella acuminata, comb. nov. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales). Phytotaxa 220(3): 239-256.

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