Nitzschia elongata Hassal, nom. illeg.
Nitzschia elongata Hassal 1845: 435, pl. 102: fig. 12, nom. illeg.
Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1845). A history of the British freshwater algae, including descriptions of the Desmideae and Diatomaceae. With upwards of one hundred plates, illustrating the various species. Vol. I. pp. [i]-viii, [i]-462, [ i , err.]. London, Edinburgh, Paris & Leipzig: S. Highley, H. Baillière; Sunderland & Knox; J.B. Baillière; T.O. Weigel.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), elongated (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet for Bacillaria sigmoidea Nitzsch, 1816. - (19 Oct 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 24 September 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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Hantzsch, C.A. (1860). Neue Bacillarien: Nitzschia vivax var. elongata, Cymatopleura nobilis. Hedwigia 2(7): 1-40, pl. 6.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 February 2019.