Name: Heteroscytonemataceae Sendall and McGregor 2018

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Heteroscytonemataceae, named from the single genus in the family, Heteroscytonema.

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Heteroscytonema McGregor and Sendall 2018

Valid publication: Sendall BC, McGregor GB. Cryptic diversity within the Scytonema complex: Characterization of the paralytic shellfish toxin producer Heterosyctonema crispum, and the establishment of the family Heteroscytonemataceae (Cyanobacteria/Nostocales). Harmful Algae 2018; 80:158-170.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Nostocales Borzì 1914

Assigned by: Sendall BC, McGregor GB. Cryptic diversity within the Scytonema complex: Characterization of the paralytic shellfish toxin producer Heterosyctonema crispum, and the establishment of the family Heteroscytonemataceae (Cyanobacteria/Nostocales). Harmful Algae 2018; 80:158-170.

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