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Asteromphalus stellatus Ralfs 1861

Publication details
Asteromphalus stellatus Ralfs in Pritchard 1861: 838

Published in: 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. xii, 968, 40 plates. London: Whittaker and Co..
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asteromphalus is Asteromphalus darwinii Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), stellate, with narrow divisions radiating from the center like the rays of a star (Stearn 1985).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Asterolampra stellata Greville 1860

Nomenclatural notes
The intended basionym Asterolampra shadboltiana Greville, 1860 is an invalid provisional name. Treated as a new name. - (27 Sep 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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

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