Spiniferites mirabilis (M.R.Rossignol) Sarjeant 1974
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing
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).
Hystrichosphaera mirabilis M.R.Rossignol 1962
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
Dodge (1982: 215) notes the name S. mirabilis (M.R. Rossignol) Sarjeant. is given to a cyst of Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparede & Lachmann) Diesing
This is a marine species.
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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