Mesoporos L.C.Lillick, 1937

Lectotype species: Mesoporos globulus (Schiller) Lillick

Currently accepted name for the type species: Mesoporos perforatus (Gran) Lillick

Original publication: Lillick, L.C. (1937). Seasonal studies of the phytoplankton of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Biological Bulletin, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole 73: 488-503.

Type designated in: Silva, P.C. (1960). Remarks on algal nomenclature III. Taxon 9: 18-25.

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Description: Thecate, bilateral flagellate (ca. 20-30 µm) with 2 apical heterodynamic flagella. Ovoid-to-globular. Theca composed of 2 large thecal plates each perforated with a conical, central impression. In addition, several small thecal plates present in apical pore region. All species phototrophic with 2 or many chloroplasts. Sexuality and cysts unknown. Marine and brackish water, planktonic with worldwide distribution,

Information contributed by: M. Elbrächter. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-05-24 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as masculine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-64, 103-139. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

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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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