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Poulinea Majewska, De Stefano & Van de Vijver, 2015

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Cymbellales
Family Rhoicospheniaceae

Holotype species: Poulinea lepidochelicola Majewska, De Stefano & Van de Vijver

Original publication and holotype designation: Majewska, R., Kockiolek, J.P., Thomas, E.W., De Stefano, M., Santoro, M., BolaƱos, F. & Van der Vijver, B. (2015). Chelonicola and Poulinea, two new gomphonemoid diatom genera (Bacillariophyta) living on marine turtles from Costa Rica. Phytotaxa 233(3): 236-250, 32 figs.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Nomenclatural notes
"The genus is named in honour of our colleague and dear friend Dr. Michel Poulin (Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada) in recognition of his important research on marine diatoms." - (8 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Description: Frustules wedge-shaped to rectangular in girdle view. One valve typically concave while other straight. Girdle composed of a large number (>10) of open, perforated bands of different width with occasionally two irregular rows of poroids. Valvocopula bearing a septum at the headpole and the second copula with a septum at the footpole. Valves heteropolar with a broadly rounded headpole and a more acutely rounded footpole. Pseudosepta absent. Apical pore field absent but several more closely-spaced areolae surrounding the distal raphe endings. Raphe straight to very weakly curving. Raphe branch in the headpole shorter than in the footpole. Proximal raphe endings straight to weakly unilaterally deflected. External distal raphe fissures elongated, deflected, located in a shallow groove, covered by a large silica flap extending from both valve apices. Internal proximal raphe endings covered by a silica flap and distal raphe endings straight, terminating on weakly developed helictoglossae. Striae uniseriate, composed of two elongated areolae, clearly separated by the valve face/mantle junction. Areolae occluded in the areolar canal by hymenes.

Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.

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Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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Riaux-Gobin, C., Witkowski, A., Kociolek, J.P., Ector, L., Chevallier, D. & Compere, P. (2017). New epizoic diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from sea turtles in the Eastern Caribbean and South Pacific. Diatom Research 32(1): 109-125.

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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: 08 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 08 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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