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Tabellaria Ehrenberg ex Kützing, 1844

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Fragilariophycidae
Order Tabellariales
Family Tabellariaceae

Holotype species: Tabellaria flocculosa (Roth) Kützing

Original publication and holotype designation: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kingston, J.C. (2003). Araphid and Monoraphid Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 595-636. San Diego: Academic Press.

Nomenclatural notes
CAS: "In Ehrenberg 1840 (ref. 000293) p. 217, the name Tabellaria is introduced with the Latin description of 2 species, Tabellaria ? amphicephala, Tabellaria trinodis, and the citation of Tabellaria bacillum (no description but reference to a previously published paper). No type is designated. It is not validly published in Ehrenberg 1840 because a generic description is lacking. The genus name became validly published in Kützing 1844, pg. 127 (ref. 000595), where a description of the genus is given. Seven species of Tabellaria are included in Kützing 1844 (including T. flocculosa, the first of them), no type is designated. Tabellaria flocculosa is given by Kützing 1844 as a possible synonym of Tabellaria trinodis Ehrenberg. Although this species may be the only one of Ehrenberg's original species included by Kützing in the genus, Kützing does not designate it as the type. Farr et al. (1979) and Round, Crawford & Mann (1990) are incorrect when giving T. flocculosa as the type. Boyer's choice of Tabellaria fenestrata is in accordance to ICBN Art. 10.2, has priority over Farr et al. (1979)'s choice, and should be followed." - (21 Oct 2011) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 41 species names in the database at present, as well as 31 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 13 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..

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Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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