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Amphora minutissima W.Smith

Publication details
Amphora minutissima W.Smith 1853: 20, pl. II: fig. 30

Published in: Smith, W. (1853). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, function and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. 1. pp. [i]-xxxiii, 1-89, pls I-XXXI. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphora is Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Amphora pediculus var. minutissima (W.Smith) H.Peragallo 1889
Amphora ovalis f. minutissima (W.Smith) Ant.Mayer 1913
Amphora ovalis var. minutissima (W.Smith) Hurter 1928

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Amphora parasitica Bleisch 1863
Amphora copulata var. epiphytica Round & Kyung Lee 1989

Taxonomic notes
Synonym of Amphora copulata (Wachnicka & Gaiser, 2007). - (29 Feb 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: freshwater; parasitic on Nitzschia sigmoidea, ne[ar?] Lewes: W. Smith; parasitic on N. linearis in ponds near London: Shadbolt (Silva 1996-to date).see above; see above.

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Key references
Kulikovskiy, M., Glushchenko, A.M., Kuznetsova, I.V. & Genkal, S.I. (2016). [Identification book of diatoms from Russia]. pp. [1]-804, 165 pls. Yaroslavl: Filigran. [in Russian]

Levkov, Z. (2009). Amphora sensu lato. In: Diatoms of Europe: Diatoms of the European Inland Waters and Comparable Habitats. (Lange-Bertalot, H. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 5-916. Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G.

Mann, D.G. & Poulícková, A. (2010). Mating system, auxosporulation, species taxonomy and evidence for homoploid evolution in Amphora (Bacillariophyta). Phycologia 49: 183-201.

Reichardt, E. (2018). Die Diatomeen im Gebiet der Stadt Treuchtlingen . pp. Band 1 [1]-576; Band 2: 579-1184, incl 451 pls. München: Bayerische Botanische Gesellschaft [Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft].

Wachnicka, A.H. & Gaiser, E.E. (2007). Characterization of Amphora and Seminavis from South Florida, U.S.A.. Diatom Research 22(2): 387-455, 240 figs, 4 tables.

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