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International Journal on Algae
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ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v12.i3.20
pages 221-229

New Species of Genus Thorakomonas Korschikov (Phacotaceae, Chlorophyta) from Temporary Water Bodies of Kiev (Ukraine)

E. N. Demchenko
Department of Botany, Taras Shevchenho National University, 64, Vladimirskaya St., 01017 Kiev


Latin diagnosis, description, drawings, and micrographs of new for science species from genus Thorakomonas Korschikov - Th. cruciformis Demchenko sp. nov. are presented. It was found in several ephemeral water bodies in the city of Kiev. The variability of morphological characteristics of new species and differences from known species of this genus and related genera, as well as the taxonomical value of some features within the range of genera Thorakomonas Korschikov, Pteromonas Seligo, and Dysmorphococcus Takeda are discussed. Several nomenclatural combinations relating to the transfer of Pteromonas robusta Korschikov and Dysmorphococcus feldmanii (Bourr.) H. Ettl to the genus Thorakomonas as Th. robusta (Korschikov) Demchenko comb. nov. and Th. feldmanii Bourr. are proposed.

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