algal taxonomy

Susan J. Meades sjmeades at sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 12 09:10:10 EST 1997


Scott Shumway wrote:
> 
> I am reviewing a textbook and have questions about some of the taxonomy in
> the text.
> 
> What is the currently accepted division/phylum name for the
> dinoflagellates?  This text refers to them as the dinophyta.  I have never
> heard this name before.

Scott,  Check out Whittaker's on-line classification:

http://www.cc.mancol.edu/science/biology/plants_new/intro/plntlist.html

He has Dinophyta as synonymous with Pyrrhophya

Kingdom Potoctista:
	2.1.3. DIVISION Dinophyta (Pyrrhophyta) 

-Sue



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