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Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille

Publication details
Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille 1903: 103, 126, no fig.

Published in: Wille, N. (1903). Algologische Notizen IX-XIV. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne 41: 89-185.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chlamydomonas is Chlamydomonas reinhardtii P.A.Dangeard.

Basionym
Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer

Type information
Type locality: "the Red Snow (discovered during the late Northern Expedition, under the command of Captain Ross, on the 17th of August, 1818, in Baffin's Bay, in lat. 75° 54', N. and long. 67° 15'. W.)" (Bauer 1819: 222). Notes: No original material can be discovered for this name.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer 1819
Protococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) C.Agardh 1824
Palmella nivalis (F.A.Bauer) W.J.Hooker 1824
Sphaerella nivalis (F.A.Baeur) Sommerfelt 1824
Coccochloris nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Sprengel 1827
Coccophysium nivale (F.A.Bauer) Link 1833
Haematococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Morren 1841

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Haematococcus grevillei C.Agardh 1829
Disceraea nivalis (Shuttleworth) C.Vogt 1844
Protococcus grevillei (C.Agardh) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1867

Nomenclatural notes
Uncertain taxonomic status (see Procházková et al. 2019: [13]). - (3 Jul 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

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Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Ettl, H. (1976). Die Gattung Chlamydomonas Ehrenberg. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 49: 1-1122, 67 figs, 168 pls.

Fritsch, F.E. (1912). Freshwater algae collected in the South Orkneys by Mr. R. N. Rudmose Brown, B.Sc. of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-04. Journal of the Linnean Society of London Botany 40: 293-338.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Hu, H.J., Yang, M., Luo, L.M. & Chen, S. (2015). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus XX Chlorophyta Chlorophyceae Order Volvocales (II) Genus Chlamydomonas. pp. [i]-xvii, 1-174, 2 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Kol, E. (1968). Kryobiologie. Biologie und Limnologie des Schnees und Eises. I: Kryovegetation Die Binnengewässer, Band XXIV. pp. [i]-viii, 1-216, 68 figs, XVI pls. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Pentecost, A. (2002). Order Volvocales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 303-327. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pentecost, A. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Volvocales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 381-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Procházková, L., Leya, T., Krizková, H. & Nedbalová, L. (2019). Sanguina nivaloides and Sanguina aurantia gen. et spp. nov. (Chlorophyta): the taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and ecology of two newly recognised algae causing red and orange snow. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95: [1-21, Supplementary material] , 9 figs, 2 tables.

Remias, D., Lütz-Meindl, U. & Lütz, C. (2005). Photosynthesis, pigments and ultrastructure of the alpine snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. European Journal of Phycology 40: 259-268.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Mosser, J.L., Mosser, A.G. & Brock, T.D. (1977). Photosynthesis in the snow: the alga Chlamydomonas nivalis (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 13: 22-27, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Remias, D., Lütz-Meindl, U. & Lütz, C. (2005). Photosynthesis, pigments and ultrastructure of the alpine snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. European Journal of Phycology 40: 259-268.
Weiss, R.L. (1983). Fine structure of the snow alga (Chlamydomonas nivalis) and associated bacteria. Journal of Phycology 19: 200-204, 6 figs.

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