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Nitzschia paxillifera (O.F.Müller) Heiberg

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Bacillariales
Family Bacillariaceae
Genus Nitzschia

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Nitzschia paxillifera (O.F.Müller) Heiberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 1000x, DIC. 19 Mar 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Nitzschia paxillifera (O.F.Müller) Heiberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Ferry Terminal; x400; colony girdle view. 20 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Nitzschia paxillifera (O.F.Müller) Heiberg
Silverdale, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 400x, DIC. 23 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Dilophus flabellatus Collins

Bacillaria paxillifera (O.F.Müller) T.Marsson Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun

Publication details
Nitzschia paxillifera (O.F.Müller) Heiberg 1863: 113 (as 'paxillifer' )

Published in: Heiberg, P.A.C. (1863). Conspectus criticus diatomacearum danicarum. Kritisk oversigt over de danske Diatomeer. pp. 1-135, 6 pls. Kjøbenhavn: Wilhelm Priors Forlag.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bacillaria paxillifera (O.F.Müller) T.Marsson

Basionym
Vibrio paxillifer O.F.Müller

Type information
Type locality: In Ulva latissima copiose, hinc marinis [Vester Port at the timberyards, Copenhagen, the western gate in the wall and waterbody once surrounding the city of Copenhagen close to Tivoli, according to Jahn & Schmid 2007] (Müller 1786: 54). Lectotype: Avedøre Holme , Distr. 45a [a salt marsh just south of Copenhagen in 1964; now an industrialized area], T. Christensen 9554, 20.ix.1964 (epitype) T. Christensen; 20 September 1964 ; As described by Müller (1782): "lives on the dark green, broad seaweed, Ulva latissima, at the seashore.". C slide AT-2387 (Jahn & Schmid, 2007: 297). Notes: Jahn & Schmid (2007) designated as lectotype O.F. Müller's original drawing in 1782, his figs 2, 3, which is the same as pl. VII: figs 3, 4 in his 1786 publication (Jahn & Schmid, 2007: fig. 1).

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

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Marsson, T. (1901). Diatomaceen von Neu-Vorpommern, Rügen und Usedom. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mikroskopie und Klinische Chemie 6: 253-268.

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.

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.

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