153,581 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 20,980 images, 59,369 bibliographic items, 411,009 distributional records.

Taxonomy Detail

Phylum Charophyta

Charophyta Migula, 1889: 94.

Source: Womersley, H.B.S. (1984). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part I. pp. 329, 102 figs, 16 plates. Adelaide: Government Printer, South Australia.

Original publication: Migula, [E.F.A.]W. (1889). Die Characeen Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz. Unter Berücksichtigung aller Arten Europas. Mit zahlreichen in den Text gedruckten, auf alle Species beziehenden Abbildungen. In: Dr. L. Rabenhorst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Oesterreich und der Schweiz. Zweite Auflage, Fünfter Band. Part 2. pp. 65-128. Leipzig: Verlag von Eduard Kummer.

Nomenclatural notes:

As "Charophyta" is a typified name based on the genus name Chara, Art. 10.7 applies: "Art. 10.7. The principle of typification does not apply to names of taxa above the rank of family, except for names that are automatically typified by being based on generic names (see Art. 16), the type of which is the same as that of the generic name." and Art. 11.10 state. "The principle of priority does not apply above the rank of family (but see Rec. 16A)" and Rec. 16A.1. "In choosing among typified names for a taxon above the rank of family, authors should generally follow the principle of priority." Accordingly, while Charophyta Migula included only taxa currently included in the Charophyceae, it is reasonable to credit the name Charophyta to Migula, despite the addition of four more classes in recent years.

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