Diatoma Bory, 1824, nom. et typ. cons.
Holotype species: Diatoma vulgaris Bory
Original publication and holotype designation: Bory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M. (1824). Diatome. Diatoma. In: Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. CRA-D. (Audouin, I. et al. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 461. Paris: Rey et Gravier; Baudouin Frères.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Cox, E.J. (2015). Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms). In: Sylabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. 13th Ed. Photoautotrophic eukaryotic algae Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachniophyta/Cercozoa, Euglenophyta/Euglenozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 64-103. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Authors differ in their treatment of the gender of Diatoma Bory de Saint-Vincent and Neodiatoma. Bory in his original description of the genus treated it as feminine (or masculine) in his use of the epithet "vulgaris" instead of the neuter "vulgare". However, De Candolle (in Lamark & De Candolle, Fl. Franç. ed 3, vol 2: 48, 1805) in his earlier treatment of Diatoma De Candolle, nom. illeg., treated it as neuter. Diatoma Bory de Saint-Vincent is a conserved name with a conserved type, Diatoma vulgaris, and we have decided to standardize its treatment here as feminine. Name and generitype have been conserved and is treated as feminine in ING. - (27 Oct 2011) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 98 species names in the database at present, as well as 135 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 19 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.
Blanco, S. & Williams, D.M. (2015). Corrections to the nomenclature of genus Diatoma (Bacillariophyta: Fragilariaceae). Phytotaxa 202(3): 225-227.
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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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