Lectotype species: Cocconeis scutellum Ehrenberg
Original publication:Ehrenberg, C.G. (1836). Zusätze zur Erkenntniss grosser organischer Ausbildung in den kleinsten thierischen Organismen. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1835: 150-181.
Type designated in Boyer, C.S. (1927). Synopsis of North American diatomaceae, Supplement, Part 2.- Naviculatae, Surirellatae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 79: 229-583.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kingston, J.C. (2003). Araphid and Monoraphid Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 595-636. San Diego: Academic Press.
Comments: Scott & Thomas (2005: 122) record this genus as a member of the Family Achnanthaceae.
Numbers of names and species: There are 541 species names in the database at present, as well as 281 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 178 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, -466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.
Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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