Cercaria viridis O.F.Müller 1786
Cercaria viridis O.F.Müller 1786: 121-127. pl. XIX: figs. 6-13
Published in: Müller, O.F. (1786). Animalcula infusoria fluviatilia et marina quæ detexit, systematice descripsit et ad vivum delineari curavit Otho Fridericus Müller ; sistet opus hoc posthumum, quod cum tabulis Aeneis L. in lucem tradit vidua ejus nobilissima cura Othonis Fabricii. pp. [i]-[ix], [i]-lvi, -367. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]: Typis N. Mölleri.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Euglena viridis (O.F.Müller) Ehrenberg
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), green (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Epitype locality: Rutgers University campus, New Jersey (40º27'36" N, 74º27'58" W) [type locality of lectotype not known] (Shin & Triemer: 770). Epitype: isolated by Woongghi Shin; small freshwater pond. MSH Shin NJ001 (Shin & Triemer: 770, fig. 3). Notes: Lectotype: Fig. 10 in Animalcula infusoria fluviatilia et marina; pl. XIX, 1786. Epitype: Lyophilized sample of E. viridis NJ001 isolated by Woongghi Shin, deposited at MSC (Shin NJ001). Kosmala et al. (2009: fig. 1, n and o) also provide illustrations of epitype. Culture from which epitype is described is deposited in the American Type Culture Collection as number (SHIN NJ001 ATCC PRA-110).
Shin, W. & Triemer, R.E. (2004). Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Euglena (Euglenophyceae) with particular reference to the type species Euglena viridis. Journal of Phycology 40: 759-771.
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