Lectotype species: Rutilaria epsilon Greville
Original publication:Greville, R.K. (1863). Descriptions of new and rare Diatoms. Series X. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, series 2 3: 227-237, pls IX, X.
Type designated in Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. & Mann, D.G. (1990). The diatoms biology and morphology of the genera. pp. [i-ix], 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Nikolaev, V.A., Kociolek, J.P., Fourtanier, E., Barron, J.A. & Harwood, D.M. (2001). Late Cretaceous diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from the Marca Shale member of the Moreno Formation, California. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 152: -119, 39 pls.
Numbers of names and species: There are 42 species names in the database at present, as well as 9 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 28 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..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Witkowski, J., Sim, P.A. & Harwood, D. (2011). Rutilariaceae redefined: a review of fossil bipolar diatom genera with centrally positioned linking structures,with implications for the origin of pennate diatoms. European Journal of Phycology 46(4): 378-398.
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Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 December 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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