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Coscinodiscus stellaris Roper

Publication details
Coscinodiscus stellaris Roper 1858: 21, pl. 3: fig. 3

Published in: Roper, F.C.S. (1858). Notes on some new species and varieties of British marine Diatomaceae. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, London (6): 17-25, pl. III.

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Stellarima stellaris (Roper) G.R.Hasle & P.A.Sims

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), stellate, with narrow divisions radiating from the center like the rays of a star (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Coscinodiscus stellaris var. fasciculata Castracane 1886

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Hasle, G.R. & Sims, P.A. (1986). The diatom genera Stellarima and Symbolophora with comments on the genus Actinoptychus. British Phycological Journal 21: 97-114.

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. (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.

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

Tomas, C.R., Eds (1996). Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. pp. 1-858. San Diego: Academic Press Inc.

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