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Spiniferites mirabilis (M.R.Rossignol) Sarjeant 1974

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


Publication details
Spiniferites mirabilis (M.R.Rossignol) Sarjeant 1974: 76

Published in: Sarjeant, W.A.S. (1970). The genus Spiniferites Mantell, 1850. Grana 10: 74-78, no figs.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spiniferites is Spiniferites ramosus (Ehrenberg) Mantell.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gonyaulax spinifera (Clapar├Ęde & Lachmann) Diesing

Hystrichosphaera mirabilis M.R.Rossignol

Type information
Type locality: Israel: Ashdod boring, 30 km S of Tel-Aviv (Pleistocene) (Index Nominum Algarum).

Described as a fossil.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), to be wondered at, wonderful, marvellous, extraordinary, admirable (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Hystrichosphaera mirabilis M.R.Rossignol 1962

Nomenclatural notes
In INA the authority is cited as (M. Rossignol) K. Matsuoka 1974: 326. - (31 May 2016) - Wendy Guiry

Paleontological name for Gonyaulax spinifera complex (Balkis et al., 2016). - (15 Jun 2016) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Dodge (1982: 215) notes the name S. mirabilis (M.R. Rossignol) Sarjeant. is given to a cyst of Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparede & Lachmann) Diesing

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

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