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Asterolampra stellata Greville 1860

Publication details
Asterolampra stellata Greville 1860: 124, pl. 4: fig. 20

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1860). A monograph of the genus Asterolampra, including Asteromphalus and Spatangidium. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London, New Series 8: 102-124, pls III-IV.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asterolampra is Asterolampra marylandica Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Asteromphalus stellatus Ralfs

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), stellate, with narrow divisions radiating from the center like the rays of a star (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
According to CAS, an invalid name 'Nom. prov. Greville notes: "I shall not attempt a formal character, but it may bear, for the sake of convenience, the provisional name of A. stellata".' - (27 Sep 2017) - M.D. Guiry

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
Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L.; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. [1]-xii, [1]-968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co..

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Verified by: 27 September 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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