Hamatusia Stidolph, 1993
Holotype species: Hamatusia reediana (Stidolph) Stidolph
Original publication and holotype designation: Stidolph, S.R. (1993). Hamatusia nom. nov., a new generic name for the diatom Amphiprora reediana Stidolph. Diatom Research 8(2): 481-482, no figs.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Harper, M.A., Cassie Cooper, V., Chang, F.H., Nelson, W.A. & Broady, P.A. (2012). Phylum Ochrophyta: brown and golden-brown algae, diatoms, silicioflagellates, and kin. In: New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume Three. Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi. (Gordon, D.P. Eds), pp. 114-163. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
Etymology: "Hamatus - of Lath derivation meaning 'provided with hooks'." - (1 Dec 2015) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Cells solitary. Frustules asymmetrical, valve face elliptical, with large elevated, raphe-bearing keels projected as hooks to full length of valves and offset to same side of frustule, hooks opposed on other side of valve by a conspicuous longitudinal dome; cingulum narrow. Valves symmetrical, narrowly elliptical with subacute apices; a robust elliptical dome that gradually tapers from the central area towards the apices is situated along the apical axis; keels eccentric, submarginal and formed into conspicuous hooks with the dorsal edge rising abruptly from the central raphe area and terminating in a high arch in line with girdle zone apices. The ventral keel surface merges into the valve face approximately two-thirds distance from the central raphe area to the apices. This marine and estuarine taxon was collected at Merton and in the Waikouaiti River estuary, South Island, New Zealand.
Information contributed by: M.C. Amspoker. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 1 Dec 2015 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Original description: "Frustule asymmetical. valve face elliptical, with large elevated, raphe-bearing keels projected as hooks to full length of valves and offset to same side of frustule. hooks opposed on other side of valve face by a conspicuous longitudinal dome."
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 December 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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