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Amphidinium semilunatum E.C.Herdman 1924

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Amphidiniales
Family Amphidiniaceae
Genus Amphidinium

 

Publication details
Amphidinium semilunatum E.C.Herdman 1924: 59, fig. 7

Published in: Herdman, E.C. (1924). Notes on dinoflagellates and other organisms causing discolouration of the sand at Port Erin IV. Proceedings and Transactions of the Liverpool Biological Society 38: 75-84.

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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amphidinium is Amphidinium operculatum Claparède & Lachmann.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ankistrodinium semilunatum (Herdman) Hoppenrath, Shauna Murray, Sparmann & Leander

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Emended description by Hoppenrath et al. (2012:1145, 1146).

Type information
Type locality: England: Isle of Man:Port Erin (south end of beach) (Index Nominum Algarum).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Amphidinium semilunatum E.C.Herdman)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Parke & Dixon 1976), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

World: World (Gómez 2005, Gómez 2012).

Source of current name
Hoppenrath, M., Murray, S., Sparmann, S.F. & Leander, B.S. (2012). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of Ankistrodinium gen. nov. (Dinophyceae), a new genus of marine sand-dwelling dinoflagellates formerly classified within Amphidinium. Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1143-1152.

Key references
Al-Qassab, S., Lee, W.J., Murray, S., Simpson, A.G.B. & Patterson, D.J. (2002). Flagellates from stromatolites and surrounding sediments in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Acta Protozoologica 41: 91-144, 20 figs.

Murray, S. & Patterson, D.J. (2002). The benthic dinoflagellate genus Amphidinium in south-eastern Australian waters, including three new species. British Phycological Journal 37: 279-298.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Schiller, J. (1932). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. 10. Bd 3. Abt. 1 Teil. (Kolkwitz, R. Eds), pp. 257-432. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.

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