Decussata (R.M.Patrick)-Bertalot, 2000, nom. inval.
Holotype species: Decussata placenta (Ehrenberg) Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin
Currently accepted name for the type species: Decussiphycus placenta (Ehrenberg) Guiry & Gandhi
Original publication and holotype designation: Lange-Bertalot, H. (2000). Transfer to the generic rank of Decussata Patrick as a subgenus of Navicula Bory. Iconographia Diatomologica 9: 670-673, 9 figs in 1 pl.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Guiry, M.D. & Gandhi, K. (2019). Decussiphycus gen. nov.: a validation of "Decussata" (R.M.Patrick) Lange-Bertalot (Mastogloiaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 94: 1-2, no fig.
Invalid: Article 20.2 of the ICN (Shenzhen Code; Turland et al. 2018: 20): "The name of a genus may not coincide with a Latin technical term in use in morphology at the time of publication unless it was published before 1 January 1912 ..." (Guiry & Gandhi 2019). - (27 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present.
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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Fourtanier, E. & Kociolek, J.P., (2003). Addendum to 'Catalogue of the Diatom Genera'. Diatom Research 18(2): 245-258.
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Created: 17 August 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 August 2020.