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Gymnodinium hippocastanum Cridland

Publication details
Gymnodinium hippocastanum Cridland 1958: 285, figs 1

Published in: Cridland, A.A. (1958). A note on two freshwater dinoflagellates. New Phytologist 57(3): 285-287.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gymnodinium is Gymnodinium fuscum (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

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

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

Taxonomic notes
Moestrup & Calado (2018: 93) note: "the very unusual type of resting spore indicates that this taxon belongs in a separate, new genus." - (16 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: "numbers in the water of a small roadside pit in Child's Piece, a wood about two miles west of Mortimer Common (Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SP 636643)" [England] (Cridland 1958: 286).

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Key references
Lewis, J.M. & Dodge, J.D. (2011). Dinophyta (Dinoflagellates). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 250-274. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Popovsky, J. & Pfiester, L.A. (1990). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Vol. 6. Dinophyceae (Dinoflagellida). pp. 1-272. Jena & Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

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