Chromulina pusilla Butcher 1952
Chromulina pusilla Butcher 1952: 182, pl. II : fig. 42
Published in: Butcher, R.W. (1952). Contributions to knowledge of the smaller marine algae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 31: 175-191, 2 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Micromonas pusilla (Butcher) Manton & Parke
Syntype localities: "...obtained repeatedly in cultures from Conway, the Helford River, Cornwall, and the River Crouch, Essex [England]." (Butcher 1952: 183). Notes: Neotype: culture Plymouth no. 27, isolated 13.iv.1950 by M. Parke from sea surface at 50 15 N, 04 13 W.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Manton, I. & Parke, M. (1960). Further observations on a small green flagellate with special reference to possible relatives of Chromulina pusilla Butcher. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 39: 275-298, 59 figs.
Manton, I. & Parke, M. (1960). Further observations on small green flagellates with reference to possible relatives to Chromulina pusilla Butcher. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 45: 214-255.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 September 2021.