Melosira polymorpha var. nivalis (W.Smith) Bethge
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova
Melosira nivalis W.Smith
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
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.
Created: 22 February 2019 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
Verified by: 28 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 August 2019.