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Pyrocystis fusiformis C.W.Thomson

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

 

Publication details
Pyrocystis fusiformis C.W.Thomson in J.Murray 1876: pl. 21 [lower figure]

Published in: Murray, J. (1876). Preliminary reports to Professor Thompson, F.R.S. and Director of the civilian scientific staff on work done on board the "Challenger". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 24: 471-544, pls 21-23, 1 map.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pyrocystis is Pyrocystis pseudonoctiluca Wyville-Thompson.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dissodinium fusiforme (Wyville-Thomson ex Murray) Matzenauer
Murracystis fusiformis (C.W.Thomson) Haeckel 1890
Dissodinium fusiformis (J.Murray) Matzenauer 1933

Nomenclatural notes
The illustration is apparently sufficient to validate the name. - (27 Jan 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Liu, L. & Hastings, J.W. (2006). Novel and rapidly diverging intergenic sequences between tandem repeats of the luciferase genes in seven dinoflagellate species. Journal of Phycology 42: 96-103.

Schiller, J. (1937). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. X. Band, 3. Abt. 2. Teil. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds), pp. 321-590, i-vii. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.

Tomas, C.R., Eds (1996). Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. pp. 1-858. San Diego: Academic Press Inc.

Yulong Pan, Ruixiang Li, Shuang Liu, Sheng Zhao & Yiting Liu (2014). Taxonomy and morphological identification of Pyrocystaceae (Pyrocystales, Dinophyta) species on the coasts of China. Biodiversity Science 22(3): 329-336.

Created: 29 May 2003 by Mairead Murphy

Verified by: 10 August 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Meunier, V. & Swift, E. (1977). Observations on thecate swarmers of Pyrocystis species in laboratory culture: Pyrocystis fusiformis Wyville Thomson ex Murray and Pyrocystis pseudonoctiluca Wyville Thomson ex Murray (Dinococcales). Phycologia 16: 359-365, 14 figs.
Pincemin, J.M. & Gayol, P. (1978). Naked and thecate swarmers in clonal Pyrocystis fusiformis: systematic and physiology problems. Archiv für Protistenkunde 120: 401-408.
Sweeney, B.M. (1982). Microsources of bioluminescence in Pyrocystis fusiformis (Pyrrophyta). Journal of Phycology 18: 412-416, 9 figs.
Swift, E. & Durbin, E.G. (1971). Similarities in the asexual reproduction of the oceanic dinoflagellates, Pyrocystis fusiformis, Pyrocystis lunula, and Pyrocystis noctiluca. Journal of Phycology 7: 89-96.
Swift, E. & Meunier, V. (1976). Effects of light intensity on division rate, stimulable bioluminescence and cell size of the oceanic dinoflagellates Dissodinium lunula, Pyrocystis fusiformis and P. noctiluca. Journal of Phycology 12: 14-22, 5 figs, 5 tables.

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