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Phacus gigas A.M.Cunha

Publication details
Phacus gigas A.M.Cunha 1913: 110, pl.10: fig. 3

Published in: Cunha, A.M. da (1913). Contribuição para o conhecimento da fauna de protozoarios do Brazil. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 5: 101-122, pls 9, 10.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phacus is Phacus longicauda (Ehrenberg) Dujardin.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phacus pleuronectes f. gigas (Da Cuhna) Popova

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A giant (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Brazil: Manguinhos (Rio de Janeiro) (Silva 1996-to date).

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Source of current name
Popova, T.G. (1947). Sistematiceskiye zametki po evglenovym. Izv. Zap. Sib. Fil. Nauk SSSR ser. biol. 2: 47-71, II pl.

Key references
Alves-da-Silva, S.M. & Menezes, M. (2010). Eugleophyceae. In: Catálogo de plantas e fungos do Brasil. Vol. 1. (Forzza, R.C. Eds), pp. 383-404. Rio de Janeiro: Andrea Jakobsson Estúdio; Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

Bennett, M.S. & Triemer, R.E. (2012). A new method for obtaining nuclear gene sequences from field samples and taxonomic revisions of the photosynthetic euglenoids Lepocinclus (Euglena) helicoideus and Lepocinclis (Phacus) horridus (Euglenophyta). Journal of Phycology 48(1): 254-260.

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