Amphoraex Kützing, 1844
Lectotype species: Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing
Original publication:Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], -152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
Type designated in Boyer, C.S. (1927). Synopsis of North American diatomaceae, Supplement, Part 2.- Naviculatae, Surirellatae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 79: 229-583.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kociolek, J.P. & Spaulding, S.A. (2003). Eunotioid and Asymmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 655-668. San Diego: Academic Press.
Comments: Scott & Thomas (2005: 128) record this genus as being a member of the Family Cymbellaceae.
Numbers of names and species: There are 861 species names in the database at present, as well as 408 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 370 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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Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, -466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.
Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.
Mann, D.G. & Poulícková, A. (2010). Mating system, auxosporulation, species taxonomy and evidence for homoploid evolution in Amphora (Bacillariophyta). Phycologia 49: 183-201.
Bruder, K. & Medlin, L.K. (2008). Morphological and molecular investigations of naviculoid diatoms. II. Selected genera and families. Diatom Research 23(2): 283-329.
Stepanek, J.G. & Kociolek, J.P. (2019). Molecular phylogeny of the diatom genera Amphora and Halamphora (Bacillariophyta) with a focus on morphological and ecological evolution. Journal of Phycology 55(2): 442-456.
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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