Name: Capillus Caires et al. 2018

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. Capillus, Reference to the macroscopic aspect of the thallus, which has a hair-clusters-like shape.

Gender: masculine (stem: Capill-)

Type species: Capillus salinus Caires et al. 2018

Valid 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.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code), illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Capilliphycus Caires et al. 2019


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Microcoleaceae (Hansgirg 1892) Struneck√Ĺ et al. 2013

Assigned by: 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.

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