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Olifantiella Riaux-Gobin & Compère, 2009

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Naviculales
Suborder Neidiineae
Family Diadesmidaceae

Holotype species: Olifantiella mascarenica Riaux-Gobin & Compère

Original publication and holotype designation: Riaux-Gobin, C. & Compère, P. (2009). Olifantiella mascarenica gen. & sp. nov., a new genus of pennate diatom from Réunion Island, exhibiting a remarkable internal process. Phycological Research 57(3): 178-185, 22 fig., 1 table.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Riaux-Gobin, C. (2015). The elusive genus Olifantiella (Bacillariophyta): South Pacific assemblage and Indo-Pacific biogeography. Botanica Marina 58(4): 251-266.

Numbers of names and species: There are 11 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 10 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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References
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.

Han, J., Zhang, L., Wang, P., Yang, G., Wang, S., Li, Y. & Pan, K. (2018). Heterogeneity of intron presence/absence in Olifantiella sp. (Bacillariophyta) contributes to the understanding of intron loss. Journal of Phycology 54(1): 105-113.

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