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Amylax diacantha Meunier 1919

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


Publication details
Amylax diacantha Meunier 1919: 74, pl. 19, figs. 33-36

Published in: Meunier, A. (1919). Microplancton de la mer Flamande. 3me partie. Les Péridiniens. Mémoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 8(1): 1-111, 7 pls.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amylax is Amylax lata Meunier.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sourniaea diacantha (Meunier) H.Gu., K.N.Mertens, Zhun Li & H.H.Shin

Type information
Type locality: Belgium: near Nieuport (Index Nominum Algarum). Lectotype: Fig. 33 of plate 19 in Meunier (1919): (Zhang et al. 2020: [4]).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with two spines.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Zhang, W., Li,Z., Mertens, K.N., Derrien, A., Pospelova, V., Carbonell-Moore, M.C., Bagheri, S., Matsuoka, K., Shin, H.H. & Gu, H. (2020). Reclassification of Gonyaulax verior (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae) as Sourniaea diacantha gen. et comb. nov.. Phycologia 59: [1-15] 246-260.

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

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

Zonneveld, K.A.F. & Dale, B. (1994). The cyst-motile stage relationships of Protoperidinium monospinum (Paulsen) Zonneveld et Dale comb. nov. and Gonyaulax verior (Dinophyta, Dinophyceae) from the Oslo Fjord (Norway). Phycologia 33: 359-368, 11 figs.

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