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Cyclotella comta Kützing, nom. et typ. cons.

Publication details
Cyclotella comta Kützing 1849: 20, nom. et typ. cons.

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cyclotella is Cyclotella tecta Håkansson & R.Ross.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lindavia comta (Kützing) Nakov, Gullory, Julius, Theriot & Alverson

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

Nomenclatural notes
According to INA, Discoplea comta Ehrenberg, the supposed basionym, is invalid: the name should be ascribed solely to Kützing. Cyclotella comta Kützing [sic] is listed in the ICNafp as "Cyclotella comta Kütz., Sp. Alg.: 20. 23-24 Jul 1849 [Bacillarioph.]. Typus: Germany, Hochsimmer am Rhein, Grunow 1298 (W) (typ. cons.)." so the name has a conserved type. - (15 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Hochsimmer am Rhein (Silva 1996-to date). Type: W Grunow coll. 1298 (Silva 1996-to date Notes: Grunow coll. 1298 (typ. cons.)

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Nakov, T., Guillory, W.X., Julius, M.L., Theriot, E.C. & Alverson, A.J. (2015). Towards a phylogenetic classification of species belonging to the diatom genus Cyclotella (Bacillariophyceae): Transfer of species formerly placed in Puncticulata, Handmannia, Pliocaenicus and Cyclotella to the genus Lindavia. Phytotaxa 217(3): 249-264.

Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Edlund, M.B., Williams, R.M. & Soninkhishig, N. (2003). The planktonic diatom diversity of ancient Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia. Phycologia 42: 232-260.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Foged, N. (1966). Freshwater diatoms from Ghana. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Shrifter 15(1): 1-169, 25 pls.

Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

Houk, V., Klee, R. & Tanaka, H. (2010). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions. Part III. Stephanodiscaceae A. Cyclotella, Tertiarius, Discotella. Fottea 10(Supplement): 1-496 [497], incl. 330 pl.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

Created: 15 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Rioual, P., Jewson, D., Liu, Q., Chu, G., Han, J. & Liu, J. (2017). Morphology and ecology of a new centric diatom belonging to the Cyclotella comta (Ehrenberg) Kützing complex: Lindavia khinganensis sp. nov. from the Greater Khingan Range, Northeastern China. Cryptogamie Algologie 38(4): 349-377.

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