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Pleodorina californica W.R.Shaw 1894

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Volvocaceae
Genus Pleodorina


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Pleodorina californica W.R.Shaw
Plankton sample from Lake Terrell, Washington (USA), 200x DIC.. 21 Aug 2008. Robin Matthews (Robin.Matthews@wwu.edu).

Pleodorina californica W.R.Shaw
Plankton Sample from Lake Terrell, Washington (USA), 100x DIC. 21 Aug 2008. Robin Matthews (Robin.Matthews@wwu.edu).


Publication details
Pleodorina californica W.R.Shaw 1894: 282, pl. XXVII [27]: figs 1-9

Published in: Shaw, W.R (1894). Pleodorina, a new genus of the Volvocineae. Bot. Gaz. 19: 279-283. pi. 27. Botanical Gazette 19: 279-283, pl. XXVII.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pleodorina.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Eudorina californica (Shaw) Goldstein 1964

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pleodorina westii Tiffany 1935

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Palo Alto, California (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: fresh water ditch. (Index Nominum Algarum

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Key references
Das, D., Mustafa, G. & Keshri, J.P. (2011). Contributions to unicellular & colonial green algae belonging to the orders Volvocales and Tetrasporales (Chlorophyta) of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 35(1): 218-223.

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.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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.

Korshikov, A.A. (1938). Volvocineae. In: Vyznachnyk prisnovodnykh vodorostej URSR [Vyp] Vol. IV. (Rolla, J.V. Eds), pp. 1-184. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akademiyi Nauk URSR. [in Ukrainian]

Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Volvocales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 218-225. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Nozaki, H., Mahakham, W., Athibai, S., Yamamoto, K., Takusagawa, M., Misumi, O., Herron, M.D., Rosenzweig, F. & Kawachi, M. (2017). Rediscovery of the "ancestral Volvox" species: Morphology and phylogenetic position of Pleodorina sphaerica (Volvacales, Chlorophyceae) from Thailand. Phycologia 56(4): 469-475.

Suda, S., Nozaki, H. & Watanabe, M. (2005). Morphology and sexual reproduction of Carteria palmata sp. nov. belonging to the Carteria group I sensu Lembi (Chlorophyceaem Volvocales). Phycologia 44: 596-607.

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

Kusumoto, M. (1978). On the Pleodorina californica Shaw (Volvocaceae). Bull. Jap. Soc. Phycol. 26(3): 131-138, 8 fig. (1-7, 9), 2 tables.
Tiffany, L.H. (1935). Homothalism and other variations in Pleodorina califórnica Shaw. Arch. Protistenk. 85: 140-144.

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