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Kolbesia Round & Bukhtiyarova ex Round, 1998

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Cocconeidales
Family Achnanthidiaceae

Holotype species: Kolbesia kolbei (Hustedt) Round & Bukhtiyarova ex Fourtanier & Kociolek

Original publication and holotype designation: Round, F.E. (1998). Validation of some previously published "achnanthoid" genera. Diatom Research 13(1): 181.

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 notes 'Original description published by Round & Bukthiyarova 1996, Diat. Research 11(2), p. 354, where the name was not validly published because the type was not designated. Round 1998 (ref. 007063), p. 181, attempted to validate the name by designating the type, however, it is somewhat unclear whether the generic name is validated in Round 1998. Round 1998 stated: "For Kolbesia, the type is Achnanthes clevei Hust. (1930) as on p. 354 of Round & Bukhtiyarova 1996". There is no such taxon, however, as Achnanthes clevei Hustedt. We accept (as recommended by P. Silva, pers. com., 1998) the citation "Achnanthes clevei Hust. (1930)" as a lapsus for "Achnanthes kolbei Hustedt 1930"; the generic name Kolbesia may then be validly published in Round 1998 by provision of Art. 33.3 ("Errors of bibliographic citation and incorrect forms of author citation do not invalidate publication of a new combination or avowed substitute"). ' - (31 Dec 2010) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, as well as 2 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 5 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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Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 October 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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