borrowed from New Latin, probably from Chytridiomycetes, class name proposed earlier (from Chytridium, genus name + -o- -o- + -mycetes -mycetes) + -ota -ota
Probably introduced by the Swiss-born mycologist Josef Adolf von Arx in Pilzkunde (Lehre: J. Cramer, 1967), p. 15.
1967, in the meaning defined above
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