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Class of heterokont algae / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olisthodiscus is a genus of heterokont algae, present in marine or brackish waters. It is the only genus in the family Olisthodiscaceae, the order Olisthodiscales, and the class Olisthodiscophyceae. After a long history of controversial classifications, in 2021 it was recognized as a phylogenetically distinct lineage from the rest of ochrophyte classes.[1][3]

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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Diaphoretickes
Clade: SAR
Clade: Stramenopiles
Phylum: Gyrista
Subphylum: Ochrophytina
Class: Olisthodiscophyceae
Barcytė, Eikrem & M. Eliáš, 2021[1]
Order: Olisthodiscales
Cavalier-Smith, 2013 emend. Barcytė, Eikrem & M. Eliáš, 2021
Family: Olisthodiscaceae
Cavalier-Smith, 2013 emend. Barcytė, Eikrem & M. Eliáš, 2021
Genus: Olisthodiscus
Carter 1937[2]
Type species
Olisthodiscus luteus
Carter 1937
  • Olisthodiscus luteus
  • Olisthodiscus tomasii