Name: Rhyniococcus Edwards and Lyon 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Rhyniococcus, coccus from the Rhynie Chert bed

Gender: masculine (stem: Rhyniococc-)

Type species: Rhyniococcus uniformis Edwards and Lyon 1983

Valid publication: Edwards DS, Lyon AG. Algae from the Rhynie chert. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 1983; 86:37-55.

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: Merismopediaceae Elenkin 1933

Assigned by: Krings M, Harper CJ. A microfossil resembling Merismopedia (Cyanobacteria) from the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie and Windyfield cherts - Rhyniococcus uniformis revisited. Nova Hedwigia 2019; 108:17-35.

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Record number: 37948
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