Diatomella, 1855, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Diatomella balfouriana Greville
Original publication and holotype designation: Greville, R.K. (1855). Report on a collection of Diatomaceae made in the district of Braemar by Professor Balfour and Mr. George Lawson. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 2nd series 15: 252-261, pl. IX.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kociolek, J.P. & Spaulding, S.A. (2003). Symmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 637-654. San Diego: Academic Press.
CAS: "Originally monotypic. Name conserved vs. Disiphonia Ehrnberg 1854 (nom. rej., taxonomic synonym) (see ICBN 1956, p. 200, ref. 006916). Originally monotypic. This genus was mentioned as new but not described or illustrated in Greville 1855 (ref. 001237) p. 9." - (21 Oct 2011) - M.D. Guiry
Comments: Round, Crawford & Mann (1990: 128) record this family as being a member of the Suborder Sellaphorineae.
Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, as well as 5 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 6 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.
Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. & Mann, D.G. (1990). The diatoms biology and morphology of the genera. pp. [i-ix], 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 March 2018 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 September 2020.