Name: Crocosphaera Zehr et al. 2019

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. Crocos, crocus, orangecolored; Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, ball or sphere; N.L. fem. n. Crocosphaera, an orange sphere due to autofluorescence of high urobilin phycoerythrin

Gender: feminine

Type species: Crocosphaera watsonii Zehr et al. 2019

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Mares J, Johansen JR, Hauer T, Zima JJ, Ventura S, Cuzman O, Tiribilli B, Kastovsky J. Taxonomic resolution of the genus Cyanothece (Chroococcales, Cyanobacteria), with a treatment on Gloeothece and three new genera, Crocosphaera, Rippkaea, and Zehria. J Phycol 2019; 55:578-610.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: Aphanothecaceae (Komárek et Anagnostidis 1986) Komárek et al. 2014

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