Sphaerella nivalis (F.A.Baeur) Sommerfelt 1824
Sphaerella nivalis (F.A.Baeur) Sommerfelt 1824: 252
Published in: Sommerfelt, S.C. (1824). Om den røde Sne, eller Sphaerella nivalis Sommerf., Uredo nivalis Auct.. Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne, Christiana 4: 249-253.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Sphaerella.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille.
Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer
Type locality: "the Red Snow (discovered during the late Northern Expedition, under the command of Captain Ross, on the 17th of August, 1818, in Baffin's Bay, in lat. 75° 54', N. and long. 67° 15'. W.)"; (Bauer 1819: 222) Notes: No original material can be discovered for this name.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 10 May 2016 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 03 July 2019
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 03 July 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 June 2023