heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code), conserved name
The type genus of this family has been placed in the family Oscillatoriaceae Engler 1898.Publication:
Komarek J, Golubic S. Guide to the Nomenclature and formal taxonomic treatment of oxyphototroph prokaryotes (Cyanoprokaryotes). Unknown Publisher, Unknown City, 1990.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Oscillaioriaceae"; "Oscillalariaceae"; "Oscillarariaceae"; "Oscillaroriaceae".
Illegitimate according to Silva (1980) because based on Oscillaria Bosc ex Engler 1892, which is an illegitimate orthographic variant of Oscillatoria Vaucher ex Gomont 1892. 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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