Pedinopera Pascher, 1925

Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.

Original publication: Pascher, A. (1925). Neue oder wenig bekannte Flagellaten. XV. Archiv für Protistenkunde 51: 549-577.

Description: Unicellular,quadriflagellate and uninucleate algae with protoplasts contained in a firm,slightly compressed, yellowish to brown lorica. Lorica ovoid to reniform,or in one species, bearing irregularly placed convolutions. Outer surfaceof lorica variously ornamented or sculptured, usually with longitudinal ridgesor granules. Protoplast also slightly flattened and usually notcompletely filling the lorica. Chloroplast parietal, principallycup-shaped, with or without pyrenoid and stigma. Contractile vacuoles apparently lacking.Method of reproduction unknown.

Information contributed by: G.E. Dillard. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2012-06-29 by Michael Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Masjuk, N.P., Lilitska, G.G. & Kapustin, D.O. (2011). Chlamydomonadales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 157-218. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Comments: Five species of Pedinopera, P. rugulosa, P. africana Pocock, P.granulosa (Playfair) Pascher, P. ovoides Conrad, P. robusta(Playfair) Pascher, are well described freshwater forms that are infrequentlyencountered and, in some cases, known only from type localities. Anadditional, poorly described species was initially described from Manchuria bySkvortzow (1925a) as Pyradinomonas (sic, =?Pyramimonas Schmarda) nadsonii,which was transferred to Pedinopera in 1929 as Pedinoptera (sic) nadsoni.Species reported from the eastern United States, Australia, USSR, Belgium andSouth Africa.Several species of Pedinopera were previously referred to Carteria.G. E. Dillard

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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