Chrysochromulina polylepis Manton & Parke 1962

Prymnesium polylepis (Manton & Parke) Edvardsen, Eikrem & Probert

Current name: Prymnesium polylepis (Manton & Parke) Edvardsen, Eikrem & Probert
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Publication Details
Chrysochromulina polylepis Manton & Parke 1962: 565, figs 1-28, pls 1-8

Published in: Manton, I. & Parke, M. (1962). Preliminary observations on scales and their mode of origin in Chrysochromulina polylepis sp. nov.. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 42: 565-578.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chrysochromulina is Chrysochromulina parva Lackey.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prymnesium polylepis (Manton & Parke) Edvardsen, Eikrem & Probert.

Type Information
Type locality: in sea, N. 50.11, W 04.13; (Index Nominum Algarum) Type: in sea; Cambridge; T culture = Plymouth 13 (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: 'Type' culture PCC 136 (Edvardsen et al. 2011: 223).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), with many scales.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 August 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 October 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 October 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 May 2024

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