Name: Rhicnonema Hofmann 1976

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Rhicnonema, Gr. rhiknos shriveled, shrunk; Gr. neut. n. nêma, thread, with reference to the withered trichomal portion in the filaments

Gender: neuter (stem: Rhicnonemat-)

Type species: Rhicnonema antiquum Hofmann 1976

Valid publication: Hofmann HJ. Precambrian Microflora, Belcher Islands, Canada: Significance and Systematics. Journal of Paleontology 1976; 50:1040-1073.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name


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: Oscillatoriaceae Engler 1898

Assigned by: Nyberg AV, Schopf JW. Microfossils in stromatolitic cherts from the upper proterozoic Min'yar formation, southern Ural Mountains, USSR. J Paleontol 1984; 58:738-772.

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Record number: 38448
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