Genus Vermifilum

Name: Vermifilum Berthold et al. 2020

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ver.mi.fi.lum. N.L. neut. n. Vermifilum, is a reference to the worm-like appearance of trichomes as they rotate and creep. “vermi” worm, “filum” filament

Gender: neuter

Type species: Vermifilum ionodolium Berthold et al. 2020

Valid publication: Berthold DE, Lefler F, Dail Laughinghouse H. Untangling filamentous marine cyanobacterial diversity from the coast of South Florida with the description of Vermifilaceae fam. nov. and three new genera: Leptochromothrix gen. nov., Ophiophycus gen. nov., and Vermifilum gen nov. Mol Phylogenet Evol 2020; 0:107010.

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: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Vermifilaceae Berthold et al. 2020

Assigned by: Berthold DE, Lefler F, Dail Laughinghouse H. Untangling filamentous marine cyanobacterial diversity from the coast of South Florida with the description of Vermifilaceae fam. nov. and three new genera: Leptochromothrix gen. nov., Ophiophycus gen. nov., and Vermifilum gen nov. Mol Phylogenet Evol 2020; 0:107010.

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Record number: 14539