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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Chlorophyta
Classis: Prasinophyceae
Ordo: Chlorodendrales - Dunalliellales - Halosphaerales - Mamiellales



Prasinophyceae T.Christensen, 1962 ex P.C.Silva, 1980


  • Prasinates Chadefaud, 1941
  • Prasinophycées Chadefaud, 1947
  • Prasinophycinées Chadefaud, 1960
  • Prasinophytina Round, 1963; Silva in Mitsui & Black, 1982; Cavalier-Smith in Brodie & Lewis, 2007
  • Prasinophyta Round, 1971
  • Prasinomonadida Levine et al., 1980 [?]
  • Micromonadophyceae Mattox & Stewart, 1984
  • Prasinophytae Cavalier-Smith, 1998



Chadefaud & Emberger (1960)


Chadefaud, M. & Emberger, L. (éds.). Traité de botanique systématique. Masson et Cie., Paris.

  • Tome I. Les végétaux non vasculaires (Cryptogamie), par M. Chadefaud, 1960, 1 vol. de 1016 pages, [1]
  • Tome II. Les végétaux vasculaires, par L. Emberger, 1960, deux fascicules, 1540 pages, [2], [3]

Monde vivant

  • Eucaryotes
    • Algues Eucaryotes (= Phycophytes)
      • Chlorophycophytes (= Algues vertes, stricto sensu)
        • Euchlorophycées (= Chlorophycées typiques) [p. 331, 336]
          • Prasinophycinées
            • Prasinococcales (Halosphaera viridis)
            • Prasinovolvocales

Christensen (1962)

  • Christensen, T. 1962. Alger. In: Böcher, T.W., Lange, M. & Sørensen, T. (eds.) Botanik. Bind II. Systematisk botanik. Nr. 2. pp. [1]–178. København: I kommission hos Munksgaard. Reference page


Round (1963)


Round, F.E. (1963). The taxonomy of the Chlorophyta. British Phycological Bulletin, 2 (4): 224-235. [4].


Round (1971)


Round, F.E. (1971). The taxonomy of the Chlorophyta, 2. Brit. phycol. J. 6 (2): 235–264, [5].

Levine et al. (1980)


From N. D. Levine; J. O. Corliss; F. E. G. Cox; G. Deroux; J. Grain; B. M. Honigberg; G. F. Leedale; A. R. Loeblich, III; J. Lom; D. Lynn; E. G. Merinfeld; F. C. Page; G. Poljansky; V. Sprague; J. Vavra; and F. G. Wallace (1980). A newly revised classification of the Protozoa. J. Protozool., 27:37–58, [6].

Subkingdom Protozoa

Silva (1980)



Ettl (1983)


Ettl, Hanus, 1983. Chlorophyta I: Phytomonadina. In: Ettl, H., Gerloff, J., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. (eds.), Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Band 9. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag. 807 p., [7], [8].

[See Algae]

John O. Corliss (1984)


From The kingdom Protista and its 45 phyla

In Kingdom Protista, Assemblage "Chlorobionts"
Phylum Prasinophyta Christensen, 1962

  • Class Prasinophyceae T. Christensen, 1962 ex Moestrup & Throndsen, 1988

Mattox & Stewart (1984)


Mattox, K. R. & Stewart, K. D. 1984. Classification of the green algae: a concept based on comparative cytology. Pp. 29‐72, In Irvine, D. E. G. & John, D. M. (eds.), The systematics of Green Algae. The Systematics Association, Special Vol. 27, Academic Press, London.

Melkonian in Margulis et al. (1990)


Melkonian, M., 1990. 32a. Phylum Chlorophyta, Class Prasinophyceae. In: Margulis, L., J.O. Corliss, M. Melkonian, D.J. Chapman (ed.). Handbook of Protoctista. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, p. 600-607. See Brands, S.J. (1989-2015), [9].

Kingdom Protoctista

van den Hoek, Mann and Jahns (1995)


van den Hoek, C., Mann, D. G., & Jahns, H. M. (1995): Algae. An Introduction to Phycology. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, [10].


Cavalier-Smith (1998)


From A revised six-kingdom system of life, [11].

Empire or Superkingdom Eukaryota

Moestrup in Lee et al. (2000)


Moestrup, Ø., 2000. Class Prasinophyceae T. Christensen ex P.C. Silva, 1980. In: Lee, J.J., Leedale, G.F. & Bradbury, P. An Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa. Society of Protozoologists/Allen Press: Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A, 2nd ed., vol. 2, p. 1253-1268, [12]. See Brands, S.J. (1989-2015), [13].

In “protozoa”, “flagellated protists

Lewis & McCourt (2004)


Leliaert et al. (2012)


Ruggiero et al. (2015)


Ruggiero, M.A., Gordon, D.P., Orrell, T.M., Bailly, N., Bourgoin, T., Brusca, R.C., Cavalier-Smith, T., Guiry, M. D. & Kirk, P. M. (2015). A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0119248, [14].


  • Chadefaud, M. (1941). Sur l'organisation et la position systématique des flagellés du genre Pyramidomonas. Revue scientifique 79: 113-114.
  • Chadefaud, M. (1947). Études sur l'organisation de deux Volvocales sédentaires marines: Prasinocladus lubricus et Chlorodendron subsalsum. Revue scientifique 85: 862-865, [15].
  • Chadefaud, M. (1960). Les végétaux non vasculaires (Cryptogamie). In Chadefaud, M. & Emberger, L. Traité de botanique systématique. Tome I. Masson, Paris.
  • Christensen, T. 1962. Alger. In: Böcher, T.W., Lange, M. & Sørensen, T. (eds.) Botanik. Bind II. Systematisk botanik. Nr. 2. pp. [1]–178. København: I kommission hos Munksgaard. Reference page
  • Moestrup, Ø., Throndsen, J. (1988). Light and electron microscopical studies on Pseudoscourfieldia marina, a primitive scaly green flagellate (Prasinophyceae) with posterior flagella. Canadian Journal of Botany 66: 1415-1434.
  • Norris, R.E. (1980). Prasinophytes. In: Cox E.R. (ed.), Phytoflagellates, pp. 85-146. Elsevier/North-Holland, New York.
  • Silva, P.C. 1980. Names of classes and families of living algae: with special reference to their use in the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Regnum Vegetabile 103. 156 pp. ISBN 90-313-0410-7. Reference page
  • Sym S.D., Pienaar R.N. (1993). The class Prasinophyceae. In: F.E. Round and D.J. Chapman (eds.), Progress in phycological research, 9: 281–376. BioPress Ltd., London, UK.

Vernacular names

eesti: Prasinofüüdid
日本語: プラシノ藻綱
polski: Prazynofity
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