Diplopsalis R.S.Bergh, 1881

Holotype species: Diplopsalis lenticula Bergh

Original publication and holotype designation: Bergh, R.S. (1881). Der Organismus der Cilioflagellaten. Eine phylogenetische Studie. Morphologisches Jahrbuch 7: 177-288.

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Description: Medium-sized (30-60 µm) thecate dinoflagellate of lenticular to spherical shape. Cingulum circular, dividing the theca into 2 more or less equal-sized parts; sulcus characterized by a large flagellar pore and restricted to the hypocone, at the left side with a large wing. Epitheca with an apical pore. Plate formula: Po, X, 3', 1a, 6", 4c, 6(?)s, 5"', 1"". First apical plate 4-sided. Thecal plates smooth, sometimes with large intercalary bands. Cytoplasm clear, sometimes reddish. Nucleus spherical; no chloroplasts. Nutrition by pallium-feeding on diatoms and other phytoplankton. Cysts of brownish color, with coarsely granular surface. Marine plankton, worldwide, mainly in coastal waters. Emend. (Liu et al., 2015: 219).

Information contributed by: M. Elbrächter. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-02-20 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 feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: 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. 11-64, 103-139. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

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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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