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Stephanocystis Trevisan, 1843

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae

Lectotype species: Stephanocystis osmundacea (Turner) Trevisan

Original publication:[Trevisan, V.B.A.] (1843). Synopsis generum algarum. Atti della Quarta Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani 4: 332-335.
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Type designated in De Toni, G.B. (1891). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der echten Fucoideen. Flora 74: 171-182.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.

Taxonomic notes
Reinstated by Draisma et al. (2010). - (8 Feb 2011) - Wendy Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, of which 7 have 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..

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