Protogonyaulax F.J.R.Taylor, 1979
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.
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.
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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Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry
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