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Cosmarium tetragonum var. elegans (Roy & Bisset) West & G.S.West

Publication details
Cosmarium tetragonum var. elegans (Roy & Bisset) West & G.S.West 1908: 20

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1908). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. III. pp. [i]-xv, [1]-274, pl. 65-95. London: The Ray Society.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cosmarium is Cosmarium undulatum Corda ex Ralfs.

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

Basionym
Cosmarium elegans J.Roy & Bisset

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), four-angled (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmarium elegans J.Roy & Bisset 1894

Taxonomic notes
According to Kouwets (1999: 62) a 'Poorly-known form, obviously closely related to C. davidsonii'. - (23 May 2009) -

General environment
This is a freshwater 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.

(as Cosmarium tetragonum var. elegans (Roy & Bisset) West & G.S.West)
Europe: Britain (Whitton et al. 2003), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017).

Key references
Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Palamar-Mordvintseva, G.M. (1986). [Identification manual of the freshwater algae of Ukrainian RSR. Issue VIII Part 2 Dedmidiales]. pp. [1]-317 [318]. Kiev: Nauk. Dumka Press. [in Ukrainian]

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