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Orthoseira americana (Kützing) Round, R.M.Crawford & D.G.Mann ex Spaulding & Kociolek, nom. inval.

Publication details
Orthoseira americana (Kützing) Round, R.M.Crawford & D.G.Mann ex Spaulding & Kociolek , nom. inval.

Published in: Spaulding, S.A. & Kociolek, J.P. (1998). The diatom genus Orthoseira: ultrastructure and morphological variation in two species from Madagascar with comments on nomenclature in the genus. Diatom Research 13(1): 133-147, 4 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Orthoseira is Melosira americana Kützing.

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

Melosira americana Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Tropical America (Silva 1996-to date). Type: Lindenberg comm. Binder; freshwater. (Silva 1996-to date

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira americana Kützing 1844
Lysigonium americanum (Kützing) Kuntze 1891
Aulacoseira americana (Kutzing) Simonsen 1979

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid when introduced in Round, Crawford & Mann (1990): basionym not fully cited; validated by Spaulding & J.P.Kociolek (1998). - (31 Jan 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. & Mann, D.G. (1990). The diatoms biology and morphology of the genera. pp. [i-ix], 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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