Campylodiscusex Kützing, 1844
Lectotype species: Campylodiscus clypeus (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg ex Kützing
Original publication:Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], -152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
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: Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (2013). Diatomeen im Süßwasser—Benthos von Mitteleuropa. Bestimmungsflora Kieselalgen für die ökologische Praxis. Über 700 der häufigsten Arten und ihre Ökologie. pp. -908, 133 pls. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
CAS: "The genus name seems to have first appeared in Ehrenberg 1838 (ref. 006908), p. 176, as "Campylodiscus clypeus (= Cocconeis? clypeus)" but was not validly published (see ICBN 1994 Art. 34.1.d: "a taxon is not validly published by the mere mention of subordinate taxa included in the taxon concerned"). SVL incorrectly gives "Campylodiscus Ehrenberg 1840 (ref. 000293) p. 206" where Campylodiscus clypeus, C. noricus, C. remora, and C. (coronia) echeneis are described; there is however no generic description and it is therefore not validly published in this paper (ICBN 1994, Art 41.2). Kützing 1844 provides the validating generic description, describes 6 Campylodiscus species but does not designate a type." - (11 Aug 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 279 species names in the database at present, as well as 93 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 61 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..
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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.
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 18 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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