Peridinium tabulatum Ehrenberg 1832: 74
Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1832). Über die Entwickelung und Lebensdauer der Infusionsthiere; nebst
ferneren Beiträgen zu einer Vergleichung ihrer organischen Systeme. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1831: 1-154, pls I-IV.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Peridinium bipes F.Stein
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Often attributed to "(Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann" based supposedly on Glenodinium tabulatum Ehrenberg, 1837 which is a new combination (although the basionym was not cited) of Peridinium tabulatum; see cards in INA. Moestrup & Calado (2018: 272) note, "... the synonymy between P. tabulatum and P. bipes has been noted by Lefèvre (1932, p. 114-116), who, however, retained the latter name. We have confirmed Lefèvre's conclusions in Ehrenberg's collection of mica preparations kept at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (Lazarus & Jahn 1998). The consistent and well-defined use of the name P. bipes contrasts with the erratic use of the name P. tabulatum, which was applied to almost any freshwater peridinioid with visible plates until its redefinition by Stein (1883). We are retaining the use of P. bipes pending its conservation against P. tabulatum, to be proposed elsewhere." - (1 Oct 2014) - M.D. Guiry
This would appear to be the earliest name for this complex. - (1 Oct 2014) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, -560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.
Claparède, É. & Lachmann, J. (1859). Études sur les infusoires et les rhizopodes. Mémoires de l'Institut National Genevois 6: 261-482.
Popovsky, J. & Pfiester, L.A. (1990). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Vol. 6. Dinophyceae (Dinoflagellida). pp. 1-272. Jena & Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 September 2019.