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Coscinodiscus gigas Ehrenberg

Publication details
Coscinodiscus gigas Ehrenberg 1841: 412

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1843). Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Süd-und Nord-Amerika. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1841: 291-466, pls 1-4.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Coscinodiscus is Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg.

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

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A giant (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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.

O'Meara, E. (1875). Report on the Irish Diatomaceae. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Series 2 2: 235-425, pls 26-34.

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