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Pyrocystis elegans Pavillard

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

 

Publication details
Pyrocystis elegans Pavillard 1931: 38, pl. 1: fig. 2

Published in: Pavillard, J. (1931). Phytoplankton (Diatomées, Péridiniens): provenant des campagnes scientifiques du Prince Albert Ier de Monaco. pp. 1-230. Monte Carlo: Imprimerie de Monaco.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pyrocystis is Pyrocystis pseudonoctiluca Wyville-Thompson.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dissodinium elegans (Pavillard) Matzenauer 1933

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: near Palma; near Punta Delgada, Açores etc. (Silva 1996-to date).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Pyrocystis elegans Pavillard)
Europe: Black Sea (Goméz & Boicenco 2004, BSPC Editorial Board 2014, Krakhmalnyi et al. 2018), Mediterranean (Gómez 2003).

Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Gil-Rodríguez et al. 2003, Anon. 2011, Afonso-Carrillo 2014).

North America: Mexico (Pacific) (Okolodkov & Gárate Lizárraga 2006).

South-west Asia: Lebanon (Lakkis 2013).

World: World (Gómez 2005, Gómez 2012).

(as Dissodinium elegans (Pavillard) Matzenauer)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Vilicic, Marasovic & Miokovic 2002), Croatia (Vilicic et al. 2009), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999).

Key references
Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.

Yulong Pan, Ruixiang Li, Shuang Liu, Sheng Zhao & Yiting Liu (2014). Taxonomy and morphological identification of Pyrocystaceae (Pyrocystales, Dinophyta) species on the coasts of China. Biodiversity Science 22(3): 329-336.

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