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Gaillonella Bory, 1825, nom. illeg.

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae

Holotype species: Conferva moniliformis O.F.Müller

Currently accepted name for the type species: Melosira moniliformis (Link) C.Agardh

Original publication and holotype designation: B[ory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M.] (1825). Gaillonelle, Gaillonella Bot. Crypt. (Confervacées). Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle 7: 101-102.
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Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Melosira.

Nomenclatural notes
Gaillonella Bory de St.-Vincent, Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. 7: 101. 5 Mar 1825 is an illegitimate name for Lysigonium Link 1820 (both have the same type "Le type du genre est le Conferva moniliformis de Müller (V. Planches de ce Dictionnaire), à laquelle on ne voit pas pourquoi Lyngbye {Tent., p. 274 1, d'après Dillwyn , a donné le nom de lineata."), itself a rejected name for Melosira C.Agardh, nom. cons. Also rendered "Gallionella" which is incorrect as the honouree was François Benjamin Gaillon (1782-1839). - (30 Jun 2013) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 74 species names in the database at present, as well as 3 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 7 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..

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Crawford, R.M. (1979). Taxonomy and frustular structure of the marine centric diatom Paralia sulcata. Journal of Phycology 15(2): 200-210.

Silva, P.C. (2009). Gaillonella vs. Gallionella. Diatom Research 24(1): 191-195.

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