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Balechina pachydermata (Kofoid & Swezy) A.R.Loeblich Jr. & A.R.Loeblich III 1968

Publication details
Balechina pachydermata (Kofoid & Swezy) A.R.Loeblich Jr. & A.R.Loeblich III 1968: 210

Published in: Loeblich, A.R., Jr & Loeblich, A.R., III (1968). Index to the genera, subgenera, and sections of the Pyrrhophyta, II. Journal of Paleontology 42: 210-213.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Balechina.

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

Basionym
Gymnodinium pachydermatum Kofoid & Swezy

Type information
Type locality: Pacific off La Jolla, California (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: June, July; (Index Nominum Algarum

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gymnodinium pachydermatum Kofoid & Swezy 1921

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Amphidinium vasculum Kofoid & Swezy 1921
Gymnodinium amphora Kofoid & Swezy 1921
Gymnodinium dogielii Kofoid & Swezy 1921

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Gómez, F. (2007). Gymnodinioid dinoflagellates (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae) in the open Pacific Ocean. Algae 22: 273-286.

Gómez, F., López-García, P., Takayama, H. & Moreira, D. (2015). Balechina and the new genus Cucumeridinium gen. nov. (Dinophyceae), unarmored dinoflagellate with thick cell coverings. Journal of Phycology 51(6): 1088-1105.

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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