A new method for obtaining nuclear gene sequences from field samples and taxonomic revisions of the photosynthetic euglenoids Lepocinclis (Euglena) helicoideus and Lepocinclis (Phacus) horridus (Euglenophyta) (48:254–60).

M. S. Bennett and R. E. Triemer

The previously suggested comb. nov. of Lepocinclis horridus M. S. Bennett et Triemer is invalid due to the previous description of Lepocinclis horridaC. C. Jao et Y. Y. Lee (1974). Therefore, we propose the following nom. nov. for the taxon formerly known as Phacus horridus Pochmann in order to facilitate its reassignment from the genus Phacus to the genus Lepocinclis. All previous references to L. horridus in Vol. 48: 245–60 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2011.01101.x)should now be considered under the following nom. nov.:

Lepocinclis spinosa M. S. Bennett et Triemer, nom. nov.

Basionym: Phacus horridusPochmann (1942).

Etymology: spinosa is Latin for “spiny or thorny.” The name is in reference to the spiny protrusions located on the periplast of the cell.

We thank Dr. Richard Moe for bringing this nomenclatural issue to our attention.

  • Jao, C. C., Zhu, H. Z. & Lee, Y. Y. 1974. Report of the Scientific Survey of Mount Qomolangma District, 1966–1968. p. 118, pl. I: figs. 14, 15.
  • Pochmann, A. 1942. Synopsis der Gattung Phacus. Arch. Protistenkd. 95:239.