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HISTORIA DE LAS INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE DINOFLAGELADOS MARINOS EN ESPAÑA

ABSTRACT En 1903, R. Carús Falcón, médico en Villagarcía de Arosa (Pontevedra), publica las
primeras ilustraciones de dinoflagelados marinos en España. El organismo causante de las
mareas rojas en la Rías Bajas en 1917 fue motivo de disputas entre R. Sobrino y O. de Buen.
En 1942, B. F. Osorio-Tafall describe varias especies durante su exilio en México. En 1945, P. González Guerrero describe Exuviaella cavanillesiana en la desembocadura del río Guadalete (Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz). La descripción es poco detallada y al aparecer aislada en un trabajo sobre macroalgas epicontinentales ha pasado inadvertida. En los años 60, R. Margalef describió los géneros Scaphodinium y Ceratoperidinium en las costas de Castellón y dos especies en Puerto Rico. Los estudios de seguimiento de las mareas rojas en Galicia llevan a la descripción de Gyrodinium impudicum en 1995.

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