Lepocinclis Perty, 1849, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Lepocinclis globulus Perty
Original publication and holotype designation: Perty, M. (1849). Über verticale Verbreitung mikroskopischer Lebensformen. Mittheilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Bern 1849: 17-45.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Lukomska-Kowalczyk, M., Chaber, K., Fells, A., Milanowski, R. & Zakrys, B. (2019 '2020'). Molecular and morphological delimitation of species in the group of Lepocinclis ovum-like taxa (Euglenida). Journal of Phycology 56(2): 283-299, 3 figs, 1 table, key.
Placed in the family Phacaceae by Kim et al. (2010). - (26 Jan 2011) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Green, phototrophic flagellates with ovoid, rigid, unflattened cells, often with a tapering, posterior spine and pronounced pellicular striations; varying in size from 15-50 _ 7.5-25 _m. Canal opening apical; flagella, eyespot and flagellar swelling as in Euglena. Chloroplasts small, discoid, no pyrenoids; many species have 2 large paramylon rings lying peripherally, opposite each other in the anterior half of the cell. The genus differs from Euglena in being completely rigid and from Phacus in being unflattened. Planktonic organisms, predominantly freshwater in lakes, ponds and streams but some species recorded from brackish habitats; cosmopolitan. Emended diagnosis (Marin & Melkonian 2007: 103).
Information contributed by: G.F. Leedale. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 14 May 2020 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 117 species names in the database at present, as well as 178 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 85 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..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is 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):
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Nudelman, M.A., Rossi, M.S., Conforti, V. & Triemer, R.E. (2003). Phylogeny of Euglenophyceae based on small subunit rDNA sequences: taxonomic implications. Journal of Phycology 39: 226-235.
Kim, J.I., Shin, W. & Triemer, R.E. (2010). Multigene analyses of photosynthetic euglenoids and new family, Phacaceae (Euglenales). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1278-1287.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 May 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 January 2021.