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Taxonomy Detail

Class Nephrophyceae

Nephrophyceae Cavalier-Smith, 1993: 696, 697.

Type of name: Nephroselmis Stein 1878

Source: Ruggiero, M.A., Gordon, D.P., Orrell, T.M., Bailly, N., Bourgoin, T., Brusca, R.C., Cavalier-Smith, T.C., Guiry, M.D. & Kirk, P.M (2014). A higher level classification of all living organisms. Plos One 10(4): e0119248.

Original publication: Cavalier-Smith, T. (1993). The origin, losses and gains of chloroplasts. In: Origins of plastids: symbiogenesis, prochlorophytes, and the origins of chloroplasts. (Lewin, R.A. Eds), pp. 291-349. New York: Chapman and Hall.

Taxonomic notes:

According to Nakayama et al. (2007: 696), the class Nephroselmidophyceae (Nephrophyceae) Cavalier-Smith 1993 contains one order, Nephroselmidales Nakayama, Suda, Kawachi & Inouye. At present, the latter contains the single family Nephroselmidaceae Pascher ex Silva. The family Pycnococcaceae Guillard, including Pseudoscourfieldia and Pycnococcus, is a possible member of the order.

According to Nakayama et al. (2007: 695), the class Prasinophyceae Moestrup & Throndsen (1988), typified by Prasinocladus (synonymous with Tetraselmis; Norris et al. 1980) is not suitable for Nephroselmis. In their opinion, the genus Nephroselmis should be included in the class Nephrophyceae Cavalier-Smith (1993) because this class is typified by it. However, they consider that the Nephrophyceae should be changed to the Nephroselmidophyceae without change of the author citation and date of publication because the word element-selmis cannot be omitted (ICBN 16.3, 16.4).

Key References
Nakayama, T., Suda, S., Kawachi, M. & Inouye, I. (2007). Phylogeny and ultrastructure of Nephroselmis and Pseudoscourfieldia (Chlorophyta), including the description of Nephroselmis anterostigmatica sp. nov. and a proposal for the Nephroselmidales ord. nov. Phycologia 46: 680-697.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 April 2019.

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