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Phalacroma argus F.Stein

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Dinophysiales
Family Oxyphysaceae
Genus Phalacroma

 

Publication details
Phalacroma argus F.Stein 1883: pl. XVIII [18]: figs 15-17

Published in: Stein, F. von (1883). Der Organismus der Infusionsthiere nach eigenen forschungen in systematischere Reihenfolge bearbeitet. III. Abtheilung. II. Hälfte die Naturgeschichte der Arthrodelen Flagellaten. pp. 1-30, pls I-XXV. Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Phalacroma is Phalacroma porodictyum F.Stein.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dinophysis argus (Stein) Abé

Origin of species name
Noun (Latinised), Latinised form of the Greek, argos, white; the hundred-eyed keeper of Io, killed by Mercury at the command of Jupiter (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Prodinophysis argus (Stein) Balech

Nomenclatural notes
Seemingly originally first introduced without a description, but validated by analytical figures (Melbourne Code; see ICN Art. 38.7 "For the purpose of Art. 38.5, prior to 1 January 1908, an illustration with analysis (see Art. 38.9 and 38.10) is acceptable in place of a written description or diagnosis."). - (9 Apr 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Gómez, F., López-García, P. & Moreira, D. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of dinophysoid dinoflagellates: the systematic position of Oxyphysis oxytoxoides and the Dinophysis hastata group (Dinophysales, Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 47(2): 393-406.

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

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