Name: Palaeopleurocapsa Knoll et al. 1975

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Pa.lae.o.pleu.ro.cap.sa. N.L. fem. n. Palaeopleurocapsa, With reference to the morphological similarity to modern blue-green algae of the genus Pleurocapsa.

Gender: feminine

Type species: Palaeopleurocapsa wopfneri corrig. Knoll et al. 1975

Valid publication: Knoll AH, Barghoorn ES, Golubic S. Paleopleurocapsa wopfnerii gen. et sp. nov.: A Late Precambrian alga and its modern counterpart. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1975; 72:2488-2492.

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

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: 2

Parent taxon: Pleurocapsaceae Geitler 1925

Assigned by: Knoll AH, Barghoorn ES, Golubic S. Paleopleurocapsa wopfnerii gen. et sp. nov.: A Late Precambrian alga and its modern counterpart. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1975; 72:2488-2492.

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Record number: 21305
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