Name: Okeania Engene et al. 2013

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’a. N.L. fem. n. Okeania, from the Greek word Okeanos (Ώjeamός is the oldest marine god of Greek Mythology)

Gender: feminine (stem: Okeani-)

Type species: Okeania hirsuta Engene et al. 2013

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Engene N, Paul VJ, Byrum T, Gerwick WH, Thor A, Ellisman MH. Five chemically rich species of tropical marine cyanobacteria of the genus Okeania gen. nov. (Oscillatoriales, Cyanoprokaryota). J Phycol 2013; 49:1095-1106.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Microcoleaceae (Hansgirg 1892) Strunecký 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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Record number: 6210
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