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Phacus minutus (Playfair) Pochmann 1942

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Protozoa
Subkingdom Eozoa
Infrakingdom Infrakingdom Euglenozoa
Phylum Euglenozoa
Infraphylum Dipilida
Class Euglenophyceae
Subclass Euglenophycidae
Order Euglenida
Family Phacidae
Genus Phacus


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Phacus minutus (Playfair) Pochmann
Epitype strain ACOI 1755, Portugal, Quiaios, Lagoa da Vela. 28 Aug 2020. Bożena Zakryś. © Bożena Zakryś (zakrys@biol.uw.edu.pl).


Pinnularia lata var. latestriata (W.Gregory) Cleve

Phacus minutus (Playfair) Pochmann Epitype strain ACOI 1755, Portugal, Quiaios, Lagoa da Vela
© Bożena Zakryś (zakrys@biol.uw.edu.pl)

Publication details
Phacus minutus (Playfair) Pochmann 1942: 182, fig. 85

Published in: Pochmann, A. (1942). Synopsis der Gattung Phacus. Archiv für Protistenkunde 95: 81-252.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phacus is Phacus longicauda (Ehrenberg) Dujardin.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Phacus pleuronectes var. minutus Playfair

Type information
Type locality: Botanic Gardens, Sydney (3); Wyrallah; Lismore (260): New South Wales (Index Nominum Algarum). Holotype: Pochmann 1942, fig. 85: Fig. 3d (Lukomska-Kowalczyk et al., 2020) (epitype) (Lukomska-Kowalczyk et al. 2020: 1148). Notes: GenBank MN149551 (Lukomska-Kowalczyk et al., 2020).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small, minute (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phacus pleuronectes var. minutus Playfair 1921

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Phacus pleuronectes var. minutus Playfair)
Europe: Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015).

South-east Asia: Thailand (Duangjan, Wołowski & Peerapornpisal 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995).

(as Phacus minutus (Playfair) Pochmann)
Europe: Germany (Mauch & Schmedtje 2003), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2017).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Alves-da-Silva & Menezes 2010), Uruguay (Rosset & al. 2020).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed & al. 2009), India (Gupta 2012).

Key references
Alves-da-Silva, S.M. & Menezes, M. (2010). Euglenophyceae. 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.

Lukomska-Kowalczyk, M., Fells, A., Chaber, K., Milanowski, R. & Zakrys, B. (2020). Taxon-rich phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Phacus (Euglenida) based on morphological and molecular data. Journal of Phycology 56(5): 1135-1156.

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