Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Original publication:Ehrenberg, C.G. (1839). Über fossile Infusorien in Südamerika. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1839: 126-128.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Fourtanier, E.J. & Kociolek, J.P. (2009). Catalogue of diatom names: Part II: Abas through Bruniopsis. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 156(II): 1-231, 2 figs, 1 table.
"A genus of sponge spicules. In Ehrenberg 1840, p. 204 (ref. 000293) 3 species are listed within the 'Polygastrica Bacillaria' (diatoms): A. armatus, A. martii, A. rotula. In Ehrenberg 1854 (ref. 000966), Amphidiscus species are classified under 'phytolitharien'." (Fourtanier & Kociolek 2009: 81). - (5 Apr 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a genus of fossil species, or a genus with a fossil type species, or a genus the type species of which was originally described as a fossil.
Numbers of names and species: There are 29 species names in the database at present.
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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Created: 02 November 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 April 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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