Protococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) C.
Protococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) C.Agardh 1824: 13
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, -312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Protococcus.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille
Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer
Type locality: "the Red Snow (discovered during the late Northern Expedition, under the command of Captain Ross, on the 17th of August, 1818, in Baffin's Bay, in lat. 75° 54', N. and long. 67° 15'. W.)" (Bauer 1819: 222). Notes: No original material can be discovered for this name.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Snow. - (3 Jul 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Agardh, C.A. (1828). Icones algarum europearum. Représentation d'algues européenes suive de celle des espèces exotiques les plus remarquables récemment découvertes. Fasc. 1. pp. i-xx, pls 1-20. Leipsic [Leipzig]: Leopold Voss.
Created: 23 April 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 July 2019.