Spiniferites ramosus ( ) Mantell 1854
Spiniferites ramosus (Ehrenberg) Mantell 1854: fig. 4 on p. 239
Published in: Mantell, G.A. (1854). The medals of creation or, First lessons in geology, and the study of organic remains. . London: H.G. Bohn.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Spiniferites.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), branched, bearing branches (usually many) (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
S. ramosus Mantell 1854 (INA). - (31 May 2016) - Wendy Guiry
Paleontological name for Gonyaulax spinifera complex (Balkis et al., 2016). - (15 Jun 2016) - Wendy Guiry
authority: Mantell, 1854: fig. 4, on p.239 (INA). But INA also notes that Loeblich III thinks this is new comb. of Ehrenberg's Xanthidium ramosum. - (15 Jun 2016) - Wendy Guiry
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
Ellegaard, M., Daugbjerg, N., Rochon, A., Lewis, J. & Harding, I. (2003). Morphological and LSU rDNA sequence variation wihin the Gonyaulax spinifer-Spiniferites group (Dinophyceae) and proposal of G. elongata comb. nov. and G. membranacea comb. nov. Phycologia 42(2): 151-164, 54 figs, 4 tables.
Balkis, N., Balci, M., Giannakourou, A., Venetsanopolou, A. & Mudie, P. (2016). Dinoflagellate resting cysts in recent marine sediments from the Gulf of Gemlik (Marmara Sea, Turkey) and seasonal harmful algal blooms. Phycologia 55(2): 187-209.
Created: 20 November 2006 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 18 March 2018 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 May 2021.