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Taxonomic Serial No.: 862

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Bacteria  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
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  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: unknown   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomBacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002 – bactéries, bacteria, bacterias, bactérias  
    SubkingdomNegibacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002  
       PhylumCyanobacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002 – blue-green algae, cyanophytes  
    Direct Children:  
                   GenusArthrospira Sitzenberger Ex Gomont, 1893  
                   GenusBorzia Cohn, 1883  
                   GenusHydrococcus Kuetzing, 1833  
                   GenusHydrocoleum Kuetzing Ex Gomont, 1892  
                   GenusIsocystis Borzi Ex Bornet and Flahault, 1888  
                   GenusLyngbya Agardh Ex Gomont, 1892  
                   GenusMicrocoleus Desmazieres Ex Gomont  
                   GenusOscillatoria Vaucher Ex Gomont, 1893  
                   GenusPelagothrix Schmidt, 1902  
                   GenusPhormidium Kuetzing Ex Gomont, 1893  
                   GenusPorphyrosiphon Kuetzing Ex Gomont, 1892  
                   GenusRomeria Koczwara, 1932  
                   GenusSchizothrix Kuetzing Ex Gomont, 1892  
                   GenusSpirulina Turpin Ex Gomont, 1893  
                   GenusSymploca Kuetzing Ex Gomont, 1892  

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Oscillatoriaceae   
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  Comment: Note that for bacteria that are not Cyanobacteria (blue-gree algae), there are a large number of old names that have not been validated for use since the 1980 cut-off for nomenclature. Many of these are effectively unidentifiable and cannot be properly placed in synonymy. Such names are not being added to ITIS, but when they already existed in the database, they are being treated as database artifacts and left linked to the kingdom-level name Bacteria. When and if such names are properly placed in the modern literature they can be moved, as needed, in ITIS. Note also that the vast majority of cyanobacterial names, while not validly published under the bacterial Code, may be validly published under the botanical Code, which is the applicable Code of nomenclature for this group. As a review of the nomenclatural validity of cyanobacteria is undertaken these may be treated and placed as appropriate within ITIS  



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