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Minuscula M.V.Lebour, 1925

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

Holotype species: Minuscula bipes (Paulsen) Lebour

Currently accepted name for the type species: Protoperidinium bipes (Paulsen) Balech

Original publication and holotype designation: Lebour, M.V. (1925). The dinoflagellates of northern seas. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-250. Plymouth: Published by the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
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Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Protoperidinium.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Balech, E. (1974). El genero "Protoperidinium" Bergh, 1881 ("Peridinium" Ehrenberg, 1831, partim). Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" Instituto Nacional de Investigación de las Ciencias Naturales, Hidrobiologia 4(1): 1-79.

Description: Small thecate dinoflagellates resembling Protoperidinium.

Information kindly contributed by M.D. Guiry but may now be outdated.

Comments: Supposedly separated from Protoperidinium by its asymmetrical plate pattern, but it is now generally accepted as being as congeneric with Protoperidinium. Marine, planktonic in coastal waters.

Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Created: 22 May 2003 by Mairead Murphy

Verified by: 07 April 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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