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Authority

Moestrup (1979: 86, figs 58, 59, 61–66)

Class

Subphylum Heterokonta, Genera Incertae Sedis

Order

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Family

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Additional References

Nishida (1979: pl. 22, fig. 4, as “species indetermined”)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Cells solitary, spherical, 4–6 µm diameter, uniflagellate, covered by a periplast of two types of scales. Flagellum 6–7 µm long, with thin hair-like appendages (not flimmer-hairs). Large scales siliceous, shaped like a wide-brimmed hat; basal part ±elliptical, 1.7–2.9 × 1.9–3.2 µm, with a raised rim; part of the base patternless, the remainder with perforations of various sizes; a hollow projection arises from the base near the centre, sometimes bearing spinous ornamentation. Small scales unmineralised, ±circular, c. 0.45 µm diameter, with 8 arms radiating from the centre.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, 58°39’S 158°47’E south of Australia; type locality, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 42°25’S 173°42’E (Moestrup, 1979); north-western Pacific Ocean (Nishida, 1979).

Comments

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