heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code), conserved name
Hansgirg (1892) assigned the genus Microcoleus Desmazières ex Gomont 1892 to this family.Publication:
Hansgirg A. Nova addenda in Synopsin generum subgenerumque Myxophycearum (Wallroth 1833), Stizenberger 1860. Nuova Notarisia 1892; 3:1-3.
The type genus of this family has been placed in the family Oscillatoriaceae Engler 1898.Publication:
Komárek J, Kaštovský J, Mareš J, Johansen JR. Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 2014; 86:295-335.
The type genus of this family has alternatively been placed in the family Oscillatoriaceae Engler 1898.Publication:
Caires TA, Lyra GM, Hentschke GS, da Silva AMS, de Araújo VL, Sant'Anna CL, Nunes JMC. Polyphasic delimitation of a filamentous marine genus, Capillus gen. nov. (Cyanobacteria, Oscillatoriaceae) with the description of two Brazilian species. Algae 2018; 33:291-304.
The type genus of this family has alternatively been placed in the family Microcoleaceae Strunecký et al. 2013.Publication:
Strunecky O, Ivanova AP, Mares J. An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis. J Phycol 2023; 59:12-51.
Lyngbyaceae is the correct name if this family is regarded as a separate family (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another family whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
According to Silva (1980) based on Hormogoneae subfam. Homocysteae tribus Lyngbyeae Gomont (1892, p. 290). See also the comment on Oscillatoriaceae.Publication:
Silva PC. Names of classes and families of living algae with special reference to their use in the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema, Utrecht, 1980.
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