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Ceratium contortum var. karstenii (Pavillard) Sournia 1966

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gonyaulacales
Family Ceratiaceae
Genus Ceratium

 

Publication details
Ceratium contortum var. karstenii (Pavillard) Sournia 1966: 1981

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceratium is Ceratium tetraceras Schrank.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tripos karstenii (Pavillard) F.Gómez

Basionym
Ceratium karstenii Pavillard

Type information
Type locality: France: glofe du Lion (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Gómez, F. (2013). Reinstatement of the dinoflagellate genus Tripos to replace Neoceratium, marine species of Ceratium (Dinophyceae, Alveolata). CICIMAR Oceanides 28(1): 1-22.

Key references
Lin Yongshi [Lin, Y.S.] (2009). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus VI Pyrrophyta No. I Dinophyceae Ceratiaceae. pp. [i]-xx, 1-93, pls I-XVIII. Beijing: Science Press.

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