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Volvox lacustris Girod-Chantrans 1802

Publication details
Volvox lacustris Girod-Chantrans 1802: 54, pl. VIII [8]: fig. 17, 17', 17''

Published in: Girod-Chantrans, J. (An X - 1802). Recherches chimiques et microscopiques sur les Conferves, Bysses, Tremelles, etc. pp. [i-viii], [1]-254, [1], pls I-XXXVI [36 pls]. Paris: Chez Bernard, Libraire pour les Mathématiques, Sciences et Arts, quai des Augustins, No. 31.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Volvox is Volvox globator Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Haematococcus pluvialis Flotow

Type information
Type locality: "Conferva, no. 2109. Haller, hist. pl. helv.... assez commune dan les eaux stagnantes" [Switzerland] (Girod-Chantrans 1802: 54). Notes: "Lectotype (designated here): [illustration in] Girod-Chantrans, Rech. Conferves: pl. 8, fig. 17??. 1802; Epitype (designated here): Cryopreserved strain NIES-50009." (Nakada & Ota 2016: 345). The refrence to Haller is of a polynomial Conferva pollinea purpurea aquae innatans (Haller 1769: 191, no. 2109).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), inhabiting lakes (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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
Rostafinski, J. (1875). Quelques mots sur l'Haematococcus lacustris et sur les bases d'une classification naturelle des algues Chlorosporées. Mémoires de la Société nationale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 19: 137-154.

Key references
Haller, A. von (1769). Nomenclator ex Historia plantarum indigenarum Helvetiae excerptus. pp. [i]-iv, [1]-216. Bernae [Bern]: Sumptibus societatus typographicae.

Nakada, T. & Ota, S. (2016). What is the correct name for the type of Haematococcus Flot. (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae)?. Taxon 65(2): 343-348, 4 figures.

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