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Navicula Bory, 1822

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Naviculales
Suborder Naviculineae
Family Naviculaceae

Holotype species: Navicula tripunctata (O.F.Müller) Bory

Original publication and holotype designation: B[ory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M.] (1822). Bacillariées. Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire naturelle 2: 127-129.
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Precise date of publication31 Dec 1822

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

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.

Description: Amended (Cox, 1999).

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 6 Feb 2019 by Wendy Guiry.

Comments: Round, Crawford & Mann (1990: 128) record this family as being a member of the Suborder Naviculineae. Scott & Thomas (2005: 148) record this genus as a member of the Family Naviculaceae.

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