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Mesotaenium mirificum W.Archer

Publication details
Mesotaenium mirificum W.Archer 1864: 130, pl. VI [6]: figs 20-31

Published in: Archer, W. (1864). An endeavour to identify Palmogloea macrococca Kütz with description of the plant believed to be meant, and of a new species, both, however, referable rather to the genus Mesotaenium (Näg.). The Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, London 4: 109-132.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Mesotaenium is Mesotaenium endlicherianum Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

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

Nomenclatural notes
It is not clear in which of the Archer publications of 1864 this species first appeared. - (18 Jun 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Archer, W. (1864). An endeavour to identify Palmogloea macrococca Kütz with description of the plant believed to be meant, and of a new species, both, however, referable rather to the genus Mesotaenium (Näg.). Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Dublin, Session 1862-1863 4(1): 12-33.

Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Kossinskaja, E.K. (1952). Flora plantarum cryptogamarum URSS. Vol. II Conjugatae (I) Mesotaeniales et Gonatozygales. pp. [1]-165 [+1], 17 pls, 31 figs, 1 map. Moscow & Leningrad: Typis et impensis Academiae Scientarum URSS. [in Russian]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

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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 19 August 2019.

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