Brachysira Kützing, 1836
Holotype species: Brachysira aponina Kützing
Original publication and holotype designation: Kützing, F.T. (1836). Algarum aquae dulcis germanicarum Decas XVI. pp. [1-25]. Halis Saxonum [Halle]: in commissis C.A. Schwetschkii et fil..
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kociolek, J.P. & Spaulding, S.A. (2003). Symmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 637-654. San Diego: Academic Press.
Comments: Round, Crawford & Mann (1990: 128) record this family as being a member of the Suborder Neidiineae.
Numbers of names and species: There are 136 species names in the database at present, as well as 14 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 124 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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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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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 December 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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