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Synechococcus amethystinus J.J.Copeland

Publication details
Synechococcus amethystinus J.J.Copeland 1936: 51

Published in: Copeland, J.J. (1936). Yellowstone thermal Myxophyceae. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 36: 1-232.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Synechococcus is Synechococcus elongatus (Nägeli) Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cyanobium amethystinum (J.J.Copeland) J.Komárek, J.Kopecký & V.Cepák

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), violet-coloured.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Komárek, J., Kopecký, J. & Cepák, V. (1999). Generic characters of the simplest cyanoprokaryotes Cyanobium, Cyanobacterium and Synechococcus. Cryptogamie Algologie 20(3): 209-222, 19 figs, 3 tables.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 December 2019.

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