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Amphidinium nasutum Skvortsov 1958

Publication details
Amphidinium nasutum Skvortsov 1958: 194, pl. 6

Published in: Skvortzov, B.V. (1958). New and rare Flagellatae from Manchuria, Eastern Asia. Philippine Journal of Science 86: 139-202.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amphidinium is Amphidinium operculatum Claparède & Lachmann.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), big-nosed.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Uncertain affinities (Calado & Moestrup, 2005). "There is no figure marked 65 in pl. 6 of Skvortsov (1958), but it is probably the unnumbered illustration between figs 46 and 52 (see Calado & Moestrup 2005). This exceptional flagellate with green chloroplasts is very distinct and is perhaps identifiable because of its snout. It bears little similarity to any dinoflagellate." (Moestrup & Calado 2018: 467).

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Calado, A.J. & Moestrup, Ø. (2005). On the freshwater dinoflagelllates presently included in the genus Amphidinium, with a description of Prosoaulax gen. nov. Phycologia 44: 112-119.

Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

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