Margalefidinium F.Gómez, Richlen & D.M.Anderson, 2017
Holotype species: Margalefidinium polykrikoides (Margalef) F.Gómez, Richlen & D.M.Anderson
Original publication and holotype designation: Gómez, F., Richlen, M.L. & Anderson, D.M. (2017). Molecular characterization and morphology of Cochlodinium strangulatum, the type species of Cochlodinium, and Margalefidinium gen. nov. for C. polykrikoides and allied species (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae). Harmful Algae 63: 32–44, 5 figs.
Description: Unarmored, free-living dinoflagellates, solitary or forming cell chains. Cells subspherical to ellipsoidal, of medium size (25–60 µm in length). The cingulum encircles the cell about twice, and a narrow sulcus encircles the cell approximately once. The apical groove is U-shaped and connected to the anterior sulcal extension on the dorsal side of the episome. The cell surface is smooth, lacking ridges or striae. Chloroplasts contain peridinin as major carotenoid. A reddish-orange pigmented body or eyespot is located in the episome. The dinokaryotic nucleus lacks the perinuclear capsule.
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-04-27 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 April 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2023