Placoneis Mereschkowsky, 1903
Lectotype species: Placoneis gastrum (Ehrenberg) Mereschkowsky
Original publication:Mereschkowsky, C. (1903). Über Placoneis, ein neues Diatomeen-Genus. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 15(1): 1-30, pl. 1.
Type designated in Cox, E.J. (1987). Placoneis Mereschkowsky: the re-evaluation of a diatom genus originally characterized by its chloroplast type. Diatom Research 2(2): 145-157.
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.
Also appeared in Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou, ser. 2, 17: 162, by the same author. - (13 Sep 2018) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 187 species names in the database at present, as well as 48 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 133 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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Mereschkowsky, C. (1903). Nouvelles recherches sur la structure et la division des Diatomées. (Rapport préliminaire.) . Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou, ser. 2 17(1): 149-172, 41 figs.
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Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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