Paludistella H.Susanti, Mas.Yoshida, Nakayama, Nakada & M.M.Watanabe, 2020, nom. illeg.

Holotype species: Paludistella meslinii (Bourrelly) H.Susanti, Mas.Yoshida, Nakayama, Nakada & M.M.Watanabe

Currently accepted name for the type species: Ostravamonas meslinii (Bourelly) Barcytë & Hodač

Original publication and holotype designation: Susanti, H., Yoshida, M., Nakayama, T. & Watanabe, M.M. (2020). A taxonomic reassessment of Chlamydomonas meslinii (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) with a description of Paludistella gen.nov. Phytotaxa 432(1): 65-80, 10 figs, 2 tables.

Description: Vegetative cells range from cylindrical to broad elliptical with rounded ends. Cell walls are moderately thick, with an anterior hemispherical to conical papilla from which two equal flagella emerge. Greenish asteroid reassessment of Chlamydomonas meslinii chloroplasts bearing numerous radial lobes are connected centrally in mature cells. Central pyrenoids are covered with numerous small starch grains. Stigma are filiform to elliptical, and are positioned at the anterior one third to quarter of cell. Nuclei positioned in the anterior cavity of the chloroplast. Two contractile vacuoles are at the apical tip of cell. Reproduced asexually via the formation of mainly two or four zoospores.

Information kindly contributed by Original description but may now be outdated.

Taxonomic status: This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ostravamonas.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Nakada, T. & Susanti, H. (2020). Taxonomy and nomenclature of the recently published chlamydomonad genera Ostravamonas and Paludistella (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae). Phytotaxa 449(3): 295-298, 2 fig.

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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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