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Hymenomonas huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner 1930

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Hacrobia
Phylum Haptophyta
Class Coccolithophyceae
Subclass Prymnesiophycidae
Order Coccolithales
Family Hymenomonadaceae
Genus Hymenomonas


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Hymenomonas huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner
Schematic reconstructions. 17 Feb 2013. © Dag Klaveness.

Hymenomonas huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner
off the Canary Islands taken on RV Poseidon cruise P233b; Scanning EM with false colour. 20 Oct 2006. Dr Markus Geisen. © Markus Geisen .


Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler off the Canary Islands taken on RV Poseidon cruise P233b; Scanning EM with false colour
© Markus Geisen

Publication details
Hymenomonas huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner 1930: 155, 159

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Hymenomonas is Hymenomonas roseola F.Stein.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler

Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohmann

Type information
Type locality: "Vor Syracus. Oktober bis Mai" [Off Syracuse, Ionian coast of Sicily, Italy; May to October] (Lohmann 1902: 130).

Named for Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British scientist.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Hay, W.W., Mohler, H.P., Roth, P.H., Schmidt, R.R. & Boudreaux, J.E. (1967). Calcareous nannoplankton zonation of the Cenozoic of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean-Antillean area, and transoceanic correlation. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 17: 428-480.

Created: 17 June 2005 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 December 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Jeffrey, S.W. & Allen, M.B. (1964). Pigments, growth and photosynthesis in cultures of two chrysomonads, Coccolithus huxleyi and a Hymenomonas sp.. Journal of General Microbiology 36: 277-288.

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