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Coscinodiscus africanus Janisch ex A.Schmidt

Publication details
Coscinodiscus africanus Janisch ex A.Schmidt 1878: pl. 59: figs 24, 25

Published in: Schmidt, A.[W.F.] (1878). Atlas der Diatomaceen-kunde Series II: Heft 15: pls 57-60. . Aschersleben: Verlag von Ernst Schlegel.
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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 Azpeitia africana (Janisch ex A.Schmidt) G.Fryxell & T.P.Watkins

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

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

Nomenclatural notes
Seemingly originally first introduced without a description, but validated by analytical figures (see Art. 38.7 "For the purpose of Art. 38.5, prior to 1 January 1908, an illustration with analysis (see Art. 38.9 and 38.10) is acceptable in place of a written description or diagnosis."). - (26 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Fryxell, G.A., Sims, P.A. & Watkins, T.P. (1986). Azpeitia (Bacillariophyceae): Related genera and promorphology. Systematic Botany Monographs 13: 1-74, 33 figs.

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.

Created: 26 April 2003 by Mairead Murphy

Verified by: 23 March 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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