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Peridinium limbatum (Stokes) Lemmermann

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


Publication details
Peridinium limbatum (Stokes) Lemmermann 1900: 120

Published in: Lemmermann E. (1900). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der planktonalgen VIII Peridiniales aquae dulcis et submarinae. Hedwigia 39: 115-121.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Peridinium is Peridinium cinctum (O.F.Müller) Ehrenberg.

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

Protoperidinium limbatum Stokes

Type information
Type locality: marsh water, with Sphagnum [probably New Jersey] (Silva 1996-to date).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Poroperidinium (Lemmermann) M.Lefèvre

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bordered.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Protoperidinium limbatum Stokes 1887

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Peridinium limbatum subsp. minnesotense Eisenack 1965

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Peridinium limbatum (Stokes) Lemmermann)
Europe: Britain (Lewis & Dodge 2002, Whitton & al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Ireland (Adams 1908).

North America: Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Ontario (Graham et al. 2007), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Wisconsin (WI) (Ki et al. 2011).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013).

World: World (Gómez 2012).

Key references
Dillard, G.E. (2007). Freshwater algae of the southeastern United States Part 8. Chrysophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Cryptophyceae and Dinophyceae. Bibliotheca Phycologica 112: [i-vi], 1-127, 22 pls.

Lind, E.M. & Pearsall, W.H. (1945). Plankton algae from north-western Ireland. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 50B: 311-320.

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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Eisenack, A. & Fries, M. (1965). Peridinium limbatum (Stokes) verglichen mit der tertiären Deflandrea phosphoritica Eisenack. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 87: 239-248.
Evitt, W.R. & Wall, D. (1968). Dinoflagellate studies IV. Theca and cyst of recent freshwater Peridinium limbatum (Stokes) Lemmerman. Stanford Univ. Publ., Geol. Sci. 12(2): 1-15.
Pfiester, L.A. & Skvarla, J.J. (1980). Comparative ultrastructure of vegetative and sexual thecae of Peridinium limbatum and Peridinium cinctum (Dinophyceae). American Journal of Botany 67: 955-958.

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