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Melosira sculpta (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1849

Publication details
Melosira sculpta (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1849: 31

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pseudoaulacosira sculpta (Ehrenberg) Usoltseva & Houk

Gaillonella sculpta Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: near Columbia River, Oregon, U.S.A. (Miocene) (Usoltseva & Houk 2016: 47). Lectotype: brackish deposits. BHU (Case 24 Book 9A of the Ehrenberg Collection) first mica, orange circle in the strip 240909 (Usoltseva & Houk 2016: 47). Notes: Replaces invalid typification by Tuji, 2009: 15 (Usoltseva & Houk, 2016: 47).

Described as a fossil.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Usoltseva, M, & Houk, V. (2016). Morphology and taxonomy of an almost forgotten fossil diatom, Gaillonella sculpta Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae). Diatom Research 31(1): 39-49.

Key references
Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

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