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Müller A, M Stark, S Schottenhammel, U John, J Chacón, A Klingl, VJC Holzer, M Schöffer & M Gottschling* (in press): The second most abundant dinophyte in the ponds of a Botanical Garden is a species new to science. J Eukaryotic Microbiol 68: e12833.

Renner* SS, Scherz M, Schoch C, Gottschling M & Vences M (in press): DNA sequences from type specimens and type strains – how to increase their number and visibility in NCBI GenBank and other INSDC databases. Syst Biol.

Elbrächter M, M Gottschling*, M Hoppenrath, H Keupp, W-H Kusber, M Streng, U Tillmann, G Versteegh, KAF Zonneveld (2023): (258–260) Proposals to eliminate contradiction between Articles 11.7 and 11.8 and to equate non-fossil with fossil names of dinophytes for purposes of priority. Taxon 72: 684–686.

Tillmann U, St Wietkamp, J Kretschmann, J Chacón & M Gottschling* (2023): Spatial fragmentation in the distribution of diatom endosymbionts from the taxonomically clarified dinophyte Kryptoperidinium triquetrum (= Kryptoperidinium foliaceum, Peridiniales). Sci Rep 13: 8593.

Tillmann* U, M Gottschling, St Wietkamp & M Hoppenrath (2023): Morphological and phylogenetic characterisation of Prorocentrum spinulentum, sp. nov. (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae), a small, spiny species from the North Atlantic. Microorganisms 11: 271.

Tillmann* U, St Wietkamp, M Gottschling & M hoppenrath (2023): Prorocentrum pervagatum, sp. nov. (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae), a new, small, planktonic species with a global distribution. Phycol Res 71: 56–71.

Gottschling* M, M Elbrächter & U Tillmann (2023): The taxonomic identity of Micracanthodinium setiferum (Lohmann) Deflandre (Dinophyceae incertae sedis) remains elusive, and its epitypification is not effective. Palynology 47: 2148304.


Kretschmann J, A Žerdoner Čalasan, J Knechtel, PM Owsianny, E Facher & M Gottschling* (2022): Evolution of Thoracosphaeroideae (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) and a case of atavism in taxonomically clarified Chimonodinium lomnickii var. wierzejskii from the Polish Tatra Mountains. Eur J Phycol 57: 406–421 . 

Gottschling* M, M Elbrächter, J Kretschmann & U Tillmann (2022): Panzergeißler Stylodinium droht zu verschwinden, bevor seine stielbildende Lebensweise erforscht ist. GfBS newsletter 40: 52–55.

Tillmann* U, A Beran, M Gottschling, St Wietkamp & M Hoppenrath* (2022): Clarifying confusion – Prorocentrum triestinum J.Schiller and Prorocentrum redfieldii Bursa (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae) are two different species. Eur J Phycol 57: 207–226. 

Holzer VJC, J Kretschmann, J Knechtel, PM Owsianny & M Gottschling* (2022): Morphological and molecular variability of Peridinium volzii (Peridiniaceae, Dinophyceae) and its relevance for infraspecific taxonomy. Org Divers Evol 22: 1–15. 


Bauer W, M Gottschling*, H Keupp, W-H Kusber & KN Mertens (2021): Validation of the calcareous dinophyte Wallidinellum (Peridiniales), with notes on the status of fossils in the Code. Phytotaxa 520: 296–300. Article

Gottschling M, MC Carbonell-Moore, KN Mertens, M Kirsch, M Elbrächter & U Tillmann* (2021): Fensomea setacea, gen. & sp. nov. (Cladopyxidaceae, Dinophyceae), is neither gonyaulacoid nor peridinioid as inferred from morphological and molecular data. Sci Rep 11: 12824. Article

Tillmann U., Bantle A., Krock B., Elbrächter M. & Gottschling M. (2021): Recommendations for epitypification of dinophytes exemplified by Lingulodinium polyedra and molecular phylogenetics of the Gonyaulacales based on curated rRNA sequence data. Harmful Algae xx: 101956. (IF 2019: 3.707) Article 

Gottschling M., Czech L., Mahé F., Adl S., Dunthornn M. (2021): The windblown: Possible explanations for dinophyte DNA in Tropical forest soils. J Eukaryotic Microbiol 68: e12833. (IF 2019: 2.143) Article


Gottschling M. (2020): Die Themenkombination ‘Taxonomie’ und ‘Mikroalgen’ gewinnt Bayrischen Kulturpreis 2020. GfBS newsletter 38: 16 – 17. Article

Gottschling M. (2020): Moestrup, Øjvind & Calado, António J 2018: Dinophyceae. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Vol. 6. Ber Bayer Bot Ges 90: xx – xx (book review). Article

Li Z., Mertens K.N., Gottschling M., Gu H., Söhner S., Price A.M., Marret F., Pospelova V., Smith K.F., Carbonell-Moore M.C., Nézan E., Bilien G. & Shin H.H. (2020): Taxonomy and molecular phylogenetics of Ensiculiferaceae, fam. nov. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), with consideration of their life-history. Protist 171: 125759. (IF 2019: 1.989) Article

Knechtel J., Kretschmann J., Chacón J. & Gottschling M. (2020): Dinastridium verrucosum Baumeister from Bavaria (Germany) is a borghiellacean dinophyte (†Suessiales). Protist 171: 125741. (IF 2019: 1.989) Article

Chacón J. & Gottschling M. (2020): Dawn of the dinophytes: A first attempt to date origin and diversification of harmful algae. Harmful Algae 97: 101871. (IF 2019: 3.707) Article

Gottschling M., Martinsen I. & Meyer B. (2020): A forgotten pioneer: The little known biographic stages of Erich Lindemann’s life (1888–1945). Protist 171: 125729. (IF 2019: 1.989) Article

Kretschmann J., Žerdoner Čalasan A., Meyer B. & Gottschling M. (2020): Zero intercalary plates in Parvodinium (Peridiniopsidaceae, Peridiniales) and phylogenetics of P. elpatiewskyi, comb. nov. Protist 171: 125700. (IF 2019: 1.989) Article

Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kretschmann J. & Gottschling M. (2020): Integrative taxonomy for sexually-deprived protists: A contemporary case study of Trachelomonas Ehrenb. (Euglenaceae) from Western Ukraine. Taxon 69: 28 – 42. (IF 2019: 2.817), awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis 2017 of the German Society for Plant Sciences and the Lehre@LMU-Forscherpreis 2017 Article

Romeikat C., Knechtel J. & Gottschling M. (2020): Clarifying the taxonomy of Gymnodinium fusccum var. rubrum from Bavaria (Germany) and placing it in a molecular phylogeny of the Gymnodiniaceae (Dinophyceae). Syst Biodivers 18: 102 – 115. (IF 2019: 1.953) Article

Gottschling M., Chacón J., Žerdoner Čalasan A., Neuhaus St., Kretschmann J., Stibor H. & John U. (2020): Phylogenetic placement of environmental sequences using taxonomically reliable databases helps to rigorously assess dinophyte biodiversity in Bavarian lakes (Germany). Freshw Biol 65: 193–208. (IF 2019: 3.835) Article


Romeikat C., Izquierdo López A., Tietze Ch., Kretschmann J. & Gottschling M. (2019): Typification for reliable application of subspecific names within Peridinium cinctum (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae). Phytotaxa 424: 147 – 157. (IF: 1.007) Article

Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kretschmann J. & Gottschling M. (2019): They are young, and they are many: Dating freshwater lineages in unicellular dinophytes. Environ Microbiol 21: 4125 – 4135. (IF: 4.933) Article

Elbrächter M., Gottschling M., Hoppenrath M., Jahn R., Montresor M., Tillmann U. & Kusber W.-H. (2019): (2686) Proposal to conserve the name Alexandrium against Blepharocysta (Dinophyceae). Taxon 68: 589 – 590. (IF: 2.817) Article

Tillmann U., Hoppenrath M. & Gottschling M. (2019): Reliable determination of Prorocentrum micans Ehrenb. (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae) based on newly collected material from the type locality. Eur J Phycol 54: 417 – 431. (IF: 2.756) Article

Tillmann U., Gottschling M., Krock B., Smith K.F. & Guinder V. (2019): High abundance of Amphidomataceae (Dinophyceae) during the 2015 spring bloom of the Argentinean Shelf and a new, non-toxigenic ribotype of Azadinium spinosum. Harmful Algae 84: 244 – 260. (IF: 3.707) Article

Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kretschmann J., Filipowicz N.H., Irimia R.-E., Kirsch M. & Gottschling M. (2019): Towards global distribution maps of unicellular organisms such as calcareous dinophytes based on DNA sequence information. Mar Biodivers 49: 749 – 758. (IF: 1.487) Article

Gottschling M., Tillmann U., Kusber W.-H., Elbrächter M. & Hoppenrath M. (2019): To be or not to be: On the usefulness of infraspecific names in Heterocapsa steinii (Heterocapsaceae, Peridiniales). Phytotaxa 395: 134 – 136. (IF: 1.007) Article

Gottschling M., Tillmann U., Elbrächter M., Kusber W.-H. & Hoppenrath M. (2019): Glenodinium triquetrum Ehrenb. is a species not of Heterocapsa F. Stein but of Kryptoperidinium Er. Lindem. (Kryptoperidiniaceae, Peridiniales). Phytotaxa 391: 155 – 158. (IF: 1.007) Article


Gottschling M., Tillmann U., Kusber W.-H., Hoppenrath M. & Elbrächter M. (2018): (2607) Proposal to conserve the name Heterocapsa (Dinophyceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 67: 632 – 633. (IF: 3.823) Article

Kretschmann J., Owsianny P.M., Žerdoner Čalasan A. & Gottschling M. (2018): The hot spot in a cold environment: Puzzling Parvodinium (Peridiniopsidaceae, Peridiniales) from the Polish Tatra Mountains. Protist 169: 206 – 230. (IF: 3.000) Article

Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kretschmann J. & Gottschling M. (2018): Absence of co-phylogeny indicates repeated diatom capture in dinophytes hosting a tertiary endosymbiont. Org Divers Evol 18: 29 – 38 (IF: 2.143) Article

Gottschling M., Tillmann U., Kusber W.-H., Hoppenrath M. & Elbrächter M. (2018): A Gordian knot: Nomenclature and taxonomy of Heterocapsa triquetra (Peridiniales: Heterocapsaceae). Taxon 67: 179–185. (IF: 3.823) Article

Tillmann U. & Gottschling M. (2018): (2577) Proposal to conserve the name Amphidoma (Dinophyceae) as being of feminine gender and with a conserved type. Taxon 67: 203. (IF: 3.823) Article

Izquierdo López A., Kretschmann J., Žerdoner Čalasan A. & Gottschling M. (2018): The many faces of Peridinium cinctum: Morphological and molecular variability in a common dinophyte. Eur J Phycol 53: 156 – 165. (IF: 2.526) Article

Tillmann U., Gottschling M., Guinder V. & Krock B. (2018): Amphidoma parvula (Amphidomataceae), a new planktonic dinophyte from the Argentine Sea. Eur J Phycol 53: 14 – 28. (IF: 2.526). Article

Kretschmann J., Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kusber W.-H. & Gottschling M. (2018): Still curling after all these years: Glenodinium apiculatum Ehrenb. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) repeatedly found at its type locality in Berlin (Germany). Syst Biodivers 16: 200 – 209. (IF: 2.356) Article

Kretschmann J., Žerdoner Čalasan A. & Gottschling M. (2018): Molecular phylogenetics of dinophytes harboring diatoms as endosymbionts (Kryptoperidiniaceae, Peridiniales), with evolutionary interpretations and a focus on the identity of Durinskia oculata from Prague. Mol Phylogenet Evol 118: 392 – 402. (IF: 3.992) Article


Gottschling M. (2017): Frey Wolfgang (ed.) 2015, 2017: Syllabus of plant families 2 (13th ed.): Photoautotrophic eukaryotic algae. Ber Bayer Bot Ges 87: 255 – 256 (book review). Article

Tillmann U., Hoppenrath M., Gottschling M., Kusber W.-H. & Elbrächter M. (2017): Plate pattern clarification of the marine dinophyte Heterocapsa triquetra sensu Stein (1883) collected at the Kiel Fjord (Germany). J Phycol 53: 1305 – 1324. (IF 3.000) Article

Gottschling M., Žerdoner Čalasan A., Kretschmann J. & Gu H. (2017): Two new generic names for dinophytes harbouring a diatom as an endosymbiont, Blixaea and Unruhdinium (Kryptoperidiniaceae, Peridiniales). Phytotaxa 306: 296 – 300. (IF 1.185) Article

Gottschling M., Kretschmann J. & Žerdoner Čalasan A. (2017): Description of Peridiniopsidaceae, fam. nov. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae). Phytotaxa 299: 293 – 296. (IF 1.185) Article

Elferink S.T., Gottschling M., John U., Töbe K., Voß D., Neuhaus S.T., Zielinski O., Lundholm N., Koch B., Krock B., Cembella A. & Wohlrab S. (2017): Molecular diversity patterns among various phytoplankton size-fractions in West Greenland in late summer. Deep-Sea Res Part I–Oceanogr Res Pap 121: 54 – 69. (IF 2.384) Article

Tillmann U., Jaén D., Fernández L., Gottschling M., Witt M., Blanco J. & Krock B. (2017): Amphidoma languida (Amphidomatacea, Dinophyceae) with a novel azaspiracid toxin profile identified as the cause of mollusc contamination at the Atlantic coast of southern Spain. Harmful Algae 62: 113 – 126. (IF 4.138) Article


Kretschmann J., Filipowicz N.H., Owsianny P.M., Zinßmeister C. & Gottschling M. (2015): Taxonomic clarification of the unusual dinophyte Gymnodinium limneticum Wołosz. (Gymnodiniaceae) from the Tatra Mountains. Protist 166: 621 – 637. (IF 2.898), awarded with Lehre@LMU-Forscherpreis 2015. Article

Tillmann U., Gottschling M., Nézan E. & Krock B. (2015): First records of Azadinium dexteroporum and Amphidoma languida (Amphidomataceae, Dinophyceae) from the Irminger Sea off Iceland. Mar Biodivers Rec 8: e142. Article

Elbrächter M. & Gottschling M. (2015): (2383) Proposal to reject the name Goniodomataceae (Dinophyceae). Taxon 64: 1052 – 1053. (IF 2.907) Article

Gottschling M. & Elbrächter M. (2015): (2382) Proposal to conserve the name Scrippsiella (Thoracosphaeraceae, Dinophyceae) against Heteraulacus and Goniodoma. Taxon 64: 1051 – 1052. (IF 2.907) Article

Kretschmann J., Elbrächter M., Zinßmeister C., Söhner S., Kirsch M., Kusber W.-H. & Gottschling M. (2015): Taxonomic clarification of the dinophyte Peridinium acuminatum Ehrenb., ≡ Scrippsiella acuminata comb. nov. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales). Phytotaxa 220: 239 – 256. (IF 1.078) Article

Gottschling M. (2015): Hoppenrath M., Murray S.A., Chomérat N. & Horiguchi T. 2014: Marine benthic dinoflagellates – Unveiling their worldwide biodiversity. Ber Bayer Bot Ges 85: 161 – 163 (book review). Article


Tillmann U., Elbrächter M., Gottschling M., Gu H.F., Jeong H.J., Krock B., Nézan E., Potvin É., Salas R. & Söhner S. (2014): The dinophycean genus Azadinium and related species – Morphological and molecular characterization, biogeography, and toxins. – pp. 149–152 in: Kim H.G., Reguera B., Hallegraeff G.M., Lee C.K., Han M.S. & J.K. Choi (eds): Harmful Algae 2012 (Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Harmful Algae), Gyeongnam (Republic of Korea). International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae 2014. Article

Kretschmann J., Zinßmeister C. & Gottschling M. (2014): Taxonomic clarification of the dinophyte Rhabdosphaera erinaceus Kamptner, ≡ Scrippsiella erinaceus comb. nov. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales). Syst Biodivers 12: 393 – 404. (IF 2.191) Article

Tillmann U., Gottschling M., Nézan E., Krock B. & Bilien G. (2014): Morphological and molecular characterization of three new Azadinium species (Amphidomataceae, Dinophyceae) from the Irminger Sea. Protist 165: 417 – 444. (IF 3.045) Article

Tillmann U., Gottschling M., Nézan E., Krock B. & Bilien G. (2014): Morphological and molecular characterization of three new Azadinium species (Amphidomataceae, Dinophyceae) from the Irminger Sea. Protist 165: 417 – 444. (IF 2013: 3.558) Article

Kretschmann J., Zinßmeister C. & Gottschling M. (2014): Taxonomic clarification of the dinophyte Rhabdosphaera erinaceus Kamptner, ≡ Scrippsiella erinaceus comb. nov. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales). Syst Biodivers xx: 1 – 12. (IF 2013 2.153) Article


Gottschling M. & Söhner S. (2013): An updated list of generic names in the Thoracosphaeraceae. Microorganisms 1 [Special issue "Biology of dinoflagellates: Advances in the last 25 years (1987 – 2012)"]: 122 – 136. Article

Gu H.F., Kirsch M., Zinßmeister C., Söhner S., Meier K.J.S., Liu T. & Gottschling M. (2013): Waking the dead: Morphological and molecular characterization of extant †Posoniella tricarinelloides (Thoracosphaeraceae, Dinophyceae). Protist 164: 583 – 597. (IF 3.558) Article

Gottschling M. & McLean T.I. (2013): New home for tiny symbionts: Dinophytes determined as Zooxanthella are Peridiniales and distantly related to Symbiodinium. Mol Phylogenet Evol 67: 217 – 222. (IF 4.018) Article

Zinßmeister C., Keupp H., Tischendorf G., Kaulbars F. & Gottschling M. (2013): Ultrastructure of calcareous dinophytes (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales) with a focus on vacuolar crystal-like particles. PLoS One 8: e54038. (IF 3.534) Article


Söhner S., Zinßmeister C., Kirsch M. & Gottschling M. (2012): Who am I – and if so, how many? Species diversity of calcareous dinophytes (Thoracosphaeraceae, Dinophyceae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Org Divers Evol 12: 339 – 348. (IF 2.259) Article

Zinßmeister C., Söhner S., Kirsch M., Facher E., Meier K.J.S., Keupp H. & Gottschling M. (2012): Same but different: Two novel bicarinate species of extant calcareous dinophytes (Thoracosphaeraceae, Peridiniales) from the Mediterranean Sea. J Phycol 47: 1107 – 1118. (IF 2.239) Article

Tillmann U., Salas R., Gottschling M., Krock B., O´Driscol D. & Elbrächter M. (2012): Amphidoma languida sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) reveals a close relationship between Amphidoma and Azadinium. Protist 163: 701 – 719. (IF 4.140) Article

Gottschling M., Söhner S., Zinßmeister C., John U., Plötner J., Schweikert M., Aligizaki K. & Elbrächter M. (2012): Delimitation of the Thoracosphaeraceae (Dinophyceae), including the calcareous dinoflagellates, based on large amounts of ribosomal RNA sequence data. Protist 163: 15 – 24. (IF 4.140) Article


Zinßmeister C., Söhner S., Facher E., Kirsch M., Meier K.J.S. & Gottschling M. (2011): Catch me if you can: The taxonomic identity of Scrippsiella trochoidea (F. Stein) A.R. Loebl. (Thoracosphaeraceae, Dinophyceae). Syst Biodivers 9: 145 – 157. (IF 2.158) Article


Meier K.J.S., Engemann N., Gottschling M. & Kohring R. (2009): Die Bedeutung der Struktur der Zystenwand kalkiger Dinoflagellaten (Thoracosphaeraceae, Dinophyceae). Berl Paläobiol Abh 10: 245 – 256.

Gottschling M. & Kirsch M. (2009): Annotated list of Scandinavian calcareous dinoflagellates collected in fall 2003. Berl Paläobiol Abh 10: 193 – 198.


Elbrächter M., Gottschling M., Hildebrand-Habel T., Keupp H., Kohring R., Lewis J., Meier K.J.S., Montresor M., Streng M., Versteegh G.J.M., Willems H. & Zonneveld K.A.F. (2008): Establishing an Agenda for Calcareous Dinoflagellates Research (Thoracosphaeraceae, Dinophyceae) including a nomenclatural synopsis of generic names. Taxon 57: 1289 – 1303. (IF 2.360) Article

Gottschling M., Renner S.S., Meier K.J.S, Willems H. & Keupp H. (2008): Timing deep divergence events in calcareous dinoflagellates. J Phycol 44: 429 – 438. (IF: 2.811) Article


Gottschling M., Keupp H., Plötner J., Knop R., Willems H. & Kirsch M. (2005): Phylogeny of calcareous dinoflagellates as inferred from ITS and ribosomal sequence data. Mol Phylogenet Evol 36: 444 – 455. (IF: 3.431) Article

Gottschling M., Knop R., Plötner J., Kirsch M., Willems H. & Keupp H. (2005): A molecular phylogeny of Scrippsiella sensu lato (Calciodinellaceae, Dinophyta) with interpretations on morphology and distribution. Eur J Phycol 40: 207 – 220. (IF: 2.064) Article

Kremp A., Elbrächter M., Schweikert M., Wolny J.L. & Gottschling M. (2005): Woloszynskia halophila (Biechler) comb. nov. – a bloom forming cold-water dinoflagellate co-occurring with Scrippsiella hangoei (Dinophyceae) in the Baltic Sea. J Phycol 41: 629 – 642. (IF: 2.502) Article

Kohring R., Gottschling M. & Keupp H. (2005): Examples for character traits and palaeoecological significance of calcareous dinoflagellates. Paläontol Z 79: 79 – 91. Article


Gottschling M. & Plötner J. (2004): Secondary structure models of the nuclear Internal Transcribed Spacer regions and 5.8S rRNA in Calciodinelloideae (Peridiniaceae) and other dinoflagellates. Nucleic Acids Res 32: 307 – 315. (IF 7.260) Article