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Protogonyaulax F.J.R.Taylor, 1979

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gonyaulacales
Family Ostreopsidaceae

Holotype species: Protogonyaulax tamarensis (Lebour) F.J.R.Taylor

Currently accepted name for the type species: Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech

Original publication and holotype designation: Taylor, F.J.R. (1979). The toxigenic gonyaulacoid dinoflagellates. In: Toxic dinoflagellate blooms. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellate Blooms, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 31-November 5, 1978. (Taylor, D.L. & Seliger, H.H. Eds), pp. 47-56. New York: Elsevier/North-Holland.
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Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of .

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Mertens, K.N. Adachi, M., Anderson, D.M., Band-Schmidt, C.J., Bravo, I., Brosnahan, M.L., Bolch, C.J.S., Calado, A.J., Caronell-Moore, M.C.C., Chomérat, N., Elbrächter, M., Figueroa, R.I., Fraga, S., Gárate-Lizárraga, I., Garcés, E., Gu, H.F., Hallegraeff, G., Hess, P., Hoppenrath, M., Horiguchi, T., Iwataki, M., Uwe, J., Kremp, A., Larsen, J., Leaw, C.P., Li, Z., Lim, P.T., Litaker, W., MacKensie, L., Masseret, E., Matsuoka, K., Moestrup, Ø., Montressor, M., Nagai, S., Nézan, E., Nishimurea, T., Okolodkov, Y.B., Orlova, T.Yu., Reñé, A., Sampedro, N., Satta, C.T., Shin, H.H., Siano, R., Smith, K.F., Steidinger, K., Takano, Y., Tillmann, U., Wolny, J., Yamaguchi, A. & Murray, S. (2020). Morphological and phylogenetic data do not support the split of Alexandrium into four genera. Harmful Algae 98(101902): , 2 tables.

Taxonomic notes
Mertens & al. (2020) contend that morphological and phylogenetic data do not currently support the split of Alexandrium into four genera, including Protogonyaulax as advocated by Gómez & Artigas (2019). - (21 Sep 2020) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 22 species names in the database at present, of which 1 has been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

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