Protococcus miniatus Kützing 1849
Protococcus miniatus Kützing 1849: 203
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Protococcus is Protococcus kermesinus (Wrangel) C.Agardh.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chlorella miniata (Kützing) Oltmanns.
Type locality: Freiburg, Germany; (Hanagata & al. 1998: 222) Type: Braun; in greenhouse; (Hanagata & al. 1998: 222)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), saturn-red, flame-scarlet; literally, ‘painted with red lead’ (Stearn 1973).
Created: 10 March 2011 by G.M. Guiry.
Last updated: 10 March 2011
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 March 2011. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 March 2023