Protodinium Lohmann, 1908

Holotype species: Protodinium simplex Lohmann

Currently accepted name for the type species: Gymnodinium simplex (Lohmann) Kofoid & Swezy

Original publication and holotype designation: Lohmann, H. (1908). Untersuchungen zur Feststellung des vollständigen Gehaltes des Meeres an Plankton. Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen, Abteilung Kiel, Neue Folge 10: 129-370, 22 figs, pls IX-XVII.

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Description: Small free-living more or less cylindrical unicells. By contrast to other gymnodinoid dinoflagellates, a well-developed cingulum is lacking, but flagella are present. Cells with many chloroplasts. This taxon needs reinvestigation as it may be a transitory stage in the life cycle of other dinoflagellates. The type species has been transferred to Gymnodinium Stein, a move supported by a later detailed study which may not have dealt with the species of Lohmann.

Information kindly contributed by M. Elbrächter but may now be outdated.

Taxonomic status: This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gymnodinium.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: 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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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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