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Syracosphaera pulchra Lohmann 1902

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Hacrobia
Phylum Haptophyta
Class Coccolithophyceae
Subclass Prymnesiophycidae
Order Syracosphaerales
Family Syracosphaeraceae
Genus Syracosphaera

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Syracosphaera pulchra Lohmann
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Publication details
Syracosphaera pulchra Lohmann 1902: 134, pl. 4: figs 33, 36a, b, 37

Published in: Lohmann, H. (1902). Die Coccolithophoridae, eine Monographie der Coccolithen bildenden Flagellaten, zugleich ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Mittelmeerauftriebs. Archiv für Protistenkunde 1: 89-165, pls IV-VI.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Syracosphaera.

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

Type information
Type locality: Syracus, Sicily (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, fair, pretty.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Syracorhabdus pulchrus (Lohmann) Lecal & Bernheim 1960

Taxonomic notes
Heimdal (1997: 787) record this as being a synonym of Coronosphaera mediterranea. Heimdal (1997: 811) records this as a currently accepted name. Findlay, Young & Scott (2005: 289) record this as a currently accepted name.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. - M. (2002). Atlas of Northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina 66(Supplement 1): 1-186, 114 figs.

Findlay, C.S., Young, J.R. & Scott, F.J. (2005). Haptophyta:Order Coccolithophorales. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 276-294. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Heimdal, B.R. (1996). Modern coccolithophorids. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 731-834. San Diego: Academic Press.

Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.

Kapustin, D.O. & Gerasimiuk, V.P. (2015 '2014'). Haptophyta. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 483-489. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Created: 29 August 2002 by Olivia Fitzgerald

Verified by: 26 June 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Inouye, I. & Pienaar, R.N. (1988). Light and electron microscope observations of the type species of Syracosphaera, S. pulchra (Prymnesiophyceae). British Phycological Journal 23: 205-217.
Saugestad, A.H. & Heimdal, B.R. 2002 (2002). Light microscope studies on coccolithophorids from the western Mediterranean Sea, with notes on combination cells of Daktylethra pirus and Syracosphaera pulchra. Plant Biosystems 136: 3-28, 4 pls.

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