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Cosmarium distentum (G.S.West) Coesel & Meesters

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Cosmarium

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Cosmarium distentum (G.S.West) Coesel & Meesters
Empty cells. Collected by Howard Matcham, animal drinking trough, Boxgrove Chichester. 09 Mar 2014. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris,carter'at'6cvw,freeuk.com C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw,freeuk.com.

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Cosmarium distentum (G.S.West) Coesel & Meesters Apical views. Collected by Howard Matcham, animal drinking trough, Boxgrove Chichester, England
© C.F. Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Cosmarium distentum (G.S.West) Coesel & Meesters 2015: 58, figs 5–8, 20–25

Published in: Coesel, P. & Meersters, K. (2015). Taxonomic notes on Dutch desmids VII (new species, new names, new record). Phytotaxa 208(1): 55-62.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cosmarium is Cosmarium undulatum Corda ex Ralfs.

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

Basionym
Cosmarium laeve var. distentum G.S.West

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), distended (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmarium laeve var. distentum G.S.West 1912

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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References
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Carter, C.F. Williamson, D.B. & Matcham, H.W. (2015). A first record of Cosmarium laeve Rabenhorst var. distentum G. S. West from the British Isles. Quekett Journal of Microscopy 42(5): 397-381.
Carter, C.F. Williamson, D.B. & Matcham, H.W. (2015). A first record of Cosmarium laeve Rabenhorst var. distentum G. S. West from the British Isles. The Quekett Journal of Microscopy 42(5): 397-381.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 December 2019.

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