Name: Sirenicapillaria Berthold et al. 2022

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Sirenicapillaria, From Latin Siren, a Siren, and Latin capillus, hair, in reference to the long thalli and ‘mermaid’s hair’ appearance of these marine cyanobacteria

Gender: feminine (stem: Sirenicapillari-)

Type species: Sirenicapillaria stauglerae Berthold et al. 2022

Valid publication: Berthold DE, Lefler FW, Laughinghouse HD. Recognizing novel cyanobacterial diversity in marine benthic mats, with the description of Sirenicapillariaceae fam. nov., two new genera, Sirenicapillaria gen. nov. and Tigrinifilum gen. nov., and seven new species. Phycologia 2022; 0:1-20.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

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: 28282
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