Cymbomonas J.Schiller, 1913

Holotype species: Cymbomonas tetramitiformis Schiller

Original publication and holotype designation: Schiller, J. (1913). Vorläufige Ergebnisse der Phytoplanktonuntersuchungen auf den Fahrten S. M.S. "Najade" in der Adria. II. Flagellaten und Chlorophyceen. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 122: 621-630, 1 pl.

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Description: Unicellular,quadriflagellate and uninucleate algae without(?) cellulosic cell walls.In front view, cells subglobose with the apex bearing a V-shaped furrow fromwhich the four flagella arise. "Closed" end of flagellar furrowwith lip-like protuberance. Posterior end of cell broadly rounded.Chloroplast structure, due to poor original fixation, unclear; Schiller'sfigure provides no information. Pyrenoids, stigmata and contractilevacuoles were not reported. Method of reproduction unknown.Unicellular,quadriflagellate and uninucleate algae without(?) cellulosic cell walls.In front view, cells subglobose with the apex bearing a V-shaped furrow fromwhich the four flagella arise. "Closed" end of flagellar furrowwith lip-like protuberance. Posterior end of cell broadly rounded.Chloroplast structure, due to poor original fixation, unclear; Schiller'sfigure provides no information. Pyrenoids, stigmata and contractilevacuoles were not reported. Method of reproduction unknown.

Information contributed by: G.E. Dillard. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-09-22 by M.D. 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. (2011). Prasinophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 17-20. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Comments: Cymbomonas> is not well described. Schiller named three species, C.adriatica, C. klebsii and C. tetramitiformis. They areknown only from their type localities in the Adriatic Sea.

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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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