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Melosira polymorpha var. nivalis (W.Smith) Bethge

Publication details
Melosira polymorpha var. nivalis (W.Smith) Bethge 1925: 40 (as 'subsp. distans var. nivalis' )

Published in: Bethge, H. (1925). Melosira und ihre Planktonbegleiter. Pflanzenforschung 3: 1-80, 3pl.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova

Basionym
Melosira nivalis W.Smith

Type information
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud) (Silva 1996-to date).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
English, J. & Potapova, M. (2009). Aulacoseira pardata sp. nov., A. nivalis comb. nov., A. nivaloides comb. et stat. nov., and their occurrences in western North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158(1): 37-48, 62 fig., 1 table.

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