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Melosira setosa Greville 1866

Publication details
Melosira setosa Greville 1866: 436, pl. 6: figs 17-19

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1866). Descriptions of new and rare diatoms from the tropics and Southern Hemisphere. Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh 8: 436-441, pl. VI.

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 Ferocia setosa (Greville) Van de Vijver & Houk

Type information
Type locality: Aneitum, New Hebrides (Van de Vijver & al. 2017: 23). Lectotype: BM slide BM 3532 (Van de Vijver & al. 2017: 23). Notes: Type material illustrated by Van de Vijver (2017: figs 1-5).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bristly.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Van de Vijver, B., Chattová, B., Lebouvier, M. & Houk, V. (2017). Ferocia gen. nov., a new centric diatom genus (Bacillariophyceae) from the sub-Antarctic region. Phytotaxa 332(1): 22-30, 45 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 September 2021.

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