Lacrimatoria Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1825: 479
Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
According to Silva (1960: 19), "Lacrimatoria Bory (1824, p. 479; 1826, p. 158, 'Lacrymatoria') originally comprised six species of diverse relationships, including Vibrio acus Mueller, which was referred to Euglena by Ehrenberg in his original treatment of that genus. Ehrenberg (1830b, p. 42) changed the spelling to Lacrymaria, later (1838, p. 309) commenting that this name was "sprachlich vorzuziehende." Previously (1832, p. 105) he had indirectly lectotypified the genus by retaining in it only Vibrio olor Mueller (a ciliate) of the six original species. In 1884 (p. 316) he established the genus Trachelocerca to encompass three species, including Vibrio olor. Protozoologists currently refer this species to either Lacrymaria or. Trachelocerca, both of which names would be illegitimate in accordance with the Botanical Code. It is sufficient for our purpose, however, to note that Lacrymatoria applies to a genus of ciliates rather than to euglenids." - (17 Mar 2013) - M.D. Guiry
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently 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):
Lacrimatoria acus (O.F.Müller) Bory de Saint-Vincent S
Lacrimatoria epistomium (O.F.Mueller) Bory P
Lacrimatoria olor (O.F.Müller) Bory de Saint-Vincent U
Lacrimatoria sagitta (O.F.Müller) Bory de Saint-Vincent U
Lacrimatoria stricta (O.F.Müller) Bory de Saint-Vincent U
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Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:116429