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Astasia harrisii Pringsheim 1942

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Protozoa
Subkingdom Eozoa
Infrakingdom Infrakingdom Euglenozoa
Phylum Euglenozoa
Infraphylum Dipilida
Superclass Spirocuta
Class Peranemea
Subclass Anisonemia
Order Natomonadida
Suborder Rhabdomonadina
Family Astasiidae
Genus Astasia

 

Publication details
Astasia harrisii Pringsheim 1942: 184, fig. 9 (as 'Harrisii' )

Published in: Pringsheim, E.G. (1942). Contributions to our knowledge of saprophytic algae and Flagellata III. Astasia, Distigma, Menoidium and Rhabdomonas. New Phytologist 41(3): 171-205, 20 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Astasia is Astasia limpida Dujardin.

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

Type information
Syntype localities: "Derived from the same enrichment cultures as A[stasia] fustis from Reading and from a garden pool in Cambridge." {England] (Pringsheim 1942: 185).

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

Nomenclatural notes
"We can, if we like, discern four ' formae': (1) f. taeniformis, a modification with a flattened body, similar to that of A. curvata Klebs. It occurs often in cultures with starch and soil. (2) f. serpens, found in very old cultures with starch and soil, and characterized by its metabolic back end. (3) f. lunula, typical for cultures with cheese. This modification is considerably shorter and thicker than the others. (4) f. elongata, as found in cultures with one wheat grain and soil. Body very slender, faintly and irregularly curved." - (16 Sep 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

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Key references
Starmach, K. (1983). Euglenophyta - Eugleniny Vol. 3 Flora slodkowodna polski [Euglenophyta Volume 3 Freshwater flora of Poland]. pp. [1]-594. Warszawa: Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe. [in Polish]

Wołowski, K. (1998). Taxonomic and environmental studies on euglenophytes of the Krak√≥w-Czestochowa Upland (Southern Poland). Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Supplementum 6: 1-192, 29 pls.

Wołowski, K. (2011). Euglenophyta (Euglenoids). 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. 181-239. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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