Name: Crocosphaera Zehr et al. 2019

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Crocos, Gr. Noun = crocus, orangecolored; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, Gr. Noun = ball or sphere; an, orange sphere due to autofluorescence of high urobilin phycoerythrin

Type species: Crocosphaera watsonii Zehr et al. 2019

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: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

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

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