Tripos Bory, 1823
Holotype species: Tripos muelleri Bory
Original publication:B[ory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M.] (1823). Cercariées. In: Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. (Audouin, I. et al. Eds) Vol. 3, pp. 355-356. Paris: Rey et Gravier; Baudouin Frères.
Type designated in Lamouroux, [J.V.F.], Bory de Saint-Vincent, [J.B.] & Eud[es]-Deslongchamps, [J.A.] (1827). Encyclopédie méthodique ou par ordre de matières. Histoire naturelle des zoophytes, ou animaux rayonnés, faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle des vers de Bruguière. Tome Second. pp. 377–819. Paris: Chez Mme veuve Agasse, Imprimeur-Libraire, rue dos Poitevins, no. 6.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Gómez, F. (2013). Reinstatement of the dinoflagellate genus Tripos to replace Neoceratium, marine species of Ceratium (Dinophyceae, Alveolata). CICIMAR Oceanides 28(1): 1-22.
The type is Tripos muelleri Bory de St.-Vincent (1825; 526), published separately to the genus name and based on Cercaria tripos O. F. Müller, published as a zoological name; the new epithet was necessary to avoid tautonymy. - (6 Jun 2014) - M.D. Guiry
Included in Ceratium by some reccent authors (e.g., Kawai & Nakayama 2015: 44). - (24 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Marine thecate dinoflagellate dorso-ventrally compressed, depressed ventral area and up to three horns. Gonyaulacaleans with two cingular plates in dorsal view.
Information contributed by: F. Gómez. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 11 Feb 2020 by M.D. Guiry.
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Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-189. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 14 September 2004 by Robert Wilkes
Verified by: 11 February 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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