Etymology: Krypt.ou’si.a Gr. adj. kryptos -ê -on, secret, hidden; Gr. fem. n. ousia, the being, the essence of a thing; N.L. fem. n. Kryptousia, a hidden essence, referring to the cryptic nature of its taxonomy, with few morphological differences when compared to related taxa
Type species: Kryptousia macronema Alvarenga et al. 2017
Valid publication: Alvarenga DO, Andreote APD, Branco LHZ, Fiore MF. Kryptousia macronema gen. nov., sp. nov. and Kryptousia microlepis sp. nov., nostocalean cyanobacteria isolated from phyllospheres. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3301-3309.
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: Tolypothrichaceae Hauer et al. 2014