heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code)
Elenkin (1949) assigned this family to the order Oscillatoriales Schaffner 1922.Publication:
Elenkin AA. Monographia algarum Cyanophycearum aquidulcium et terrestrium in finibus URSS inventarum, Pars specialis (Systematica), Fasc. II. III. Hormogoneae (Geitl.) Elenk. Sumptibus Academiae Scientarum URSS, Mosqua & Leningrad, 1949.
The type genus of this family has been placed in the family Microcoleaceae Komárek et al. 2014.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 "Ammatoideaceae".Publication:
Hoffmann L, Komárek J, Kaštovský J. System of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacteria) – state in 2004. Algol. Stud. 2005; 117:95-115.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Psedascytonemataceae"; "Pseudoscylanemataceae".
Pseudoscytonemataceae 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) this taxon name is a synonym of Scytonemataceae.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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