Phacus acuminatus A.Stokes 1885

Phacus acuminatus A.Stokes

Phacus acuminatus A.StokesEpitype strain UTEX 1317, United Kingdom, Oxford, Thames River, mud - 27 August 2020. Bożena Zakryś (

Publication Details
Phacus acuminatus A.Stokes 1885: 183, fig. 1

Published in: Stokes, A.C. (1885). Notices of new fresh-water infusoria. - IV.. American Monthly Microscopical Journal 6: 183-190.

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.

Type Information
Type locality: Western New York, USA; (Lukomska-Kowalczyk & al. 2020: 1142) Holotype: Stokes 1885a, fig. 1: Lukomska-Kowalczyk et al., 2020: fig 3a (epitype) shallow ponds; (Lukomska-Kowalczyk & al. 2020: 1142) Notes: Representative DNA sequence: GenBank AF286209.

Origin of Species Name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Emended diagnosis (Lukomska-Kowalczyk et al., 2020; 1140, 1142).

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 February 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 February 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 September 2022

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