Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Chromista
Subregnum: Hacrobia
Phylum: Cryptophyta
Classis: Cryptophyceae
Ordines: Cryptomonadales – Pyrenomonadales – Tetragonidiales

Genera (incertae sedis): Cryptochrysis – (?)Sennia


Cryptophyceae Pascher, 1914

Synonyms or similar groups


  • Doweld, A.B. 2001. Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum. Tentamen systematis plantarum vascularium (Tracheophyta) [Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum. Опыт системы сосудистых растений]. LXXX + 110 pp. Moscow: Geos. ISBN 5-89118-283-1. DJVU Reference page
  • Novarino, G., 2012. Cryptomonad taxonomy in the 21st century: The first 200 years. In: Phycological Reports: Current advances in algal taxonomy and its applications: phylogenetic, ecological and applied perspective. Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, pp. 19-52, [1].
  • Cavalier-Smith, T. Chromalveolate diversity and cell megaevolution: interplay of membranes, genomes and cytoskeleton, in Organelles, Genomes and Eukaryote Phylogeny: An Evolutionary Synthesis in the Age of Genomics, Systematics Association Special Volume 68, 75-108 (2004).
  • Cavalier-Smith, T. Protist phylogeny and the high-level classification of Protozoa, Europ. J. Protistol. 39, 338-348 (2003).
  • Protist classification at micro*scope, May 2001. (CC)



Pascher (1914)Edit

Pascher, A. (1914). Über Flagellaten und Algen. Ber. dt. Bot. Ges., 32: 136–160, [2].

[See Algae]

Pascher (1931)Edit

[See Plantae (L.)]

Butcher (1967)Edit

Butcher, R.W. (1967). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British Coastal waters. Part IV: Cryptophyceae. Fishery Investigations. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, HMSO, London, Ser. IV, [3].


Novarino & Lucas (1993)Edit

Novarino, G. & Lucas, I. A. N. 1993. Some proposals for a new classification system of the Cryptophyceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, London 111:3–21.

Clay et al. (1999)Edit

Clay, B.L., Kugrens, P., and Lee, R.E. (1999). A revised classification of Cryptophyta. The Botanical Journal of the Linnaen Society 131: 131–151, [4].

Doweld (2001)Edit

Adl et al. (2012)Edit

Adl, S. M. et al. (2012). The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59 (5): 429–514, [5].

Incertae sedis Eukaryota

Alternative classificationsEdit

See Cryptomonadea.