Pleurosigma W.Smith, 1852, nom. et typ. cons.
Holotype species: Pleurosigma angulatum (J.T.Quekett) W.Smith
Original publication and holotype designation: Smith, W. (1852). Notes on the Diatomaceae with descriptions of British species included in the genus Pleurosigma. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 2 9: 1-12, 2 pls.
The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2016-02-16 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Cox, E.J. (2015). Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms). In: Sylabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. 13th Ed. Photoautotrophic eukaryotic algae Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachniophyta/Cercozoa, Euglenophyta/Euglenozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 64-103. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Comments: Round, Crawford & Mann (1990: 128) record this family as being a member of the Suborder Naviculineae. Scott & Thomas (2005: 158) record this genus as being a member of the Family Naviculaceae.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 February 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 May 2023