heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code)
The type genus of this family has been placed in the family Pleurocapsaceae Geitler 1925.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 Hydrococcaceae Kützing 1843.Publication:
Hoffmann L, Komárek J, Kaštovský J. System of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacteria) – state in 2004. Algol. Stud. 2005; 117:95-115.
Illegitimate according to Silva (1980) because based on Podocapsa Ercegović 1931, which is a later homonym. The same author regards this name as synonym of Hydrococcaceae.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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