Actinella F.W., 1864, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Actinella punctata F.W.Lewis
Original publication and holotype designation: Lewis, F.W. (1864). On some new and singular intermediate forms of Diatomaceae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 15: 336-346.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Fourtanier, E. & Kociolek, J.P. (1999). Catalogue of the diatom genera. Diatom Research 14(1): 1-190.
Name conserved against Actinella Persoon 1807 (nom. rej.) and Actinella Jussieu (nom. rej.). Tibiella Bessey 1899, new name for Lewis's genus, became nomenclaturally superfluous in 1956 on the conservation of Actinella Lewis. - (4 Apr 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a genus of fossil species, or a genus with a fossil type species, or a genus the type species of which was originally described as a fossil.
Numbers of names and species: There are 66 species names in the database at present, as well as 6 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 52 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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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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