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Gyrosigma hippocampus Hassall, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Gyrosigma hippocampus Hassall 1845: 435, nom. illeg. (as 'hippocampa' )

Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1845). A history of the British freshwater algae, including descriptions of the Desmideae and Diatomaceae. With upwards of one hundred plates, illustrating the various species. Vol. I. pp. [i]-viii, [i]-462, [ i , err.]. London, Edinburgh, Paris & Leipzig: S. Highley, H. Baillière; Sunderland & Knox; J.B. Baillière; T.O. Weigel.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gyrosigma.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gyrosigma attenuatum (Kützing) Rabenhorst

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet for Navicula attenuata Kützing. - (19 Oct 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Gyrosigma hippocampa (Ehrenb.) Hassall 1845: 435 (INA). - (27 Jul 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Hendey, N.I. (1974). A revised check-list of the British marine diatoms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 277-300.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

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