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Amphidinium caerulescens J.Schiller

Publication details
Amphidinium caerulescens J.Schiller 1955: 27, pl. I [1]: fig. 12 a, b

Published in: Schiller, J. (1955). Untersuchungen an den planktischen Protophyten des Neusiedlersees 1950-1954. Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten aus dem Burgenland 9: 1-66.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amphidinium is Amphidinium operculatum Claparède & Lachmann.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), becoming sky-blue (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
Is not referable Amphidinium sensu stricto. Phylogenetic affinities are uncertain and require additional studies. "The transfer of the previous species to Nusuttodinium renders the epithet caerulescens unavailable for this species. As the species affinities are not completely clear we refrain from creating a new name at this time (Moestrup & Calado 2018: 150).

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Calado, A.J. & Moestrup, Ø. (2005). On the freshwater dinoflagelllates presently included in the genus Amphidinium, with a description of Prosoaulax gen. nov. Phycologia 44: 112-119.

Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

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