Lacrimatoria Bory, 1824
Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silva, P.C. (1960). Remarks on algal nomenclature III. Taxon 9: 18-25.
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
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 species names in the database at present.
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Created: 01 January 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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