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Protococcus C.Agardh, 1824

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Chlamydomonadaceae

Lectotype species: Protococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) C.Agardh

Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.

Nomenclatural notes
See Nakada & Ota (2016) for a discussion of the correct name for the type of this genus. - (10 Aug 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 48 species names in the database at present, of which 1 has been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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References
Nakada, T. & Ota, S. (2016). What is the correct name for the type of Haematococcus Flot. (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae)?. Taxon 65(2): 343-348, 4 figs.

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Created: 23 April 2001 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 August 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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