Holotype species: Druridgia geminata Donkin
Currently accepted name for the type species: Druridgia compressa (T.West) Hustedt
Original publication and holotype designation: Donkin, A.S. (1861). On the marine Diatomaceae of Northumberland with a description of several new species. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, New Series 1: 1-15, pl. I.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
While Druridgea in De Toni (1894: 1328, 1365) is regarded as an orthographic variant (fide INA), the name was conied by Donkin (1861: 13) for Druridge Bay in Northumberland and might have been more correctly rendered Druridgea but the author chose the orthography Druridgia and there is no reason to change his choice. - (21 Jan 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, of which 1 has 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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Donkin, A.S. (1861). On the marine Diatomaceae of Northumberland with a description of several new species. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, New Series 1: 1-15, pl. I.
De Toni, G.B. (1894). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. II. Bacillariaeae. Sect. III. - Cryptorhaphideae. pp. [i-vi], 819-1556. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 September 2019.