Chroomonas falcata Butcher, nom. inval. 1967
Chroomonas falcata Butcher 1967: 32-33, nom. inval.
Published in: Butcher, R.W. (1967). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part IV: Cryptophyceae. Fisheries Investigations, London, series IV 1967: [i]-vi, -54, 22 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodomonas falcata D.R.A.Hill & R.Wetherbee
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a sickle.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Invalid: type not designated (ICBN, Art. 37). - (9 Feb 2007) - Wendy Guiry
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Type locality: UK: Wales: Aberystwyth, isolated from seashore rock pools (Butcher 1967: 32). Notes: Type not designated by Butcher (ICBN, Art. 37). Hill & Wetherbee (1989) designated Butcher, pl. IV: fig. 6 as lectotype.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Hill, D.R.A. & Wetherbee, R. (1989). A reappraisal of the genus Rhodomonas (Cryptophyceae). Phycologia 28: 143-158.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 March 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 05 December 2020.