Bacillaria paradoxa J.F.Gmelin, nom. illeg. 1791
Bacillaria paradoxa J.F.Gmelin in Linnaeus 1791: 3903, nom. illeg.
Published in: Gmelin, J.F. (1791). Carolia Linne... Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae secundum classes, ordines, genera species cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 13, Tomus I. Pars VI. Vermes Infusoria. pp. 3021-3910. Lipsiae [Lepizig]: Georg Emanuel Beer.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bacillaria.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bacillaria paxillifera (O.F.Müller) T.Marsson
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), paradoxical.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet. Gmelin gives a description and refers to "O.F. Müller Kl. Schr. 1: 1, figs. 1-8". [1782: according to INA], which is Vibrio paxillifer O.F. Müller. According to Hustedt (1930: 396) this species is a currently accepted name. Day et al. (1995: 3) concur with this view; however, the name is illegitimate and cannot be used; see also Jahn & Schmid (2007: 295 et seq.). - (13 Jun 2009) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Habitat in littoris Havniensis ulva latissima..." [Denmark] (Gmelin 1791: 3903).
Source of current name
Jahn, R. & Schmid, A.-M.M. (2007). Revision of the brackish-freshwater diatom genus Bacillaria Gmelin (Bacillariophyta) with the description of a new variety and two new species. European Journal of Phycology 42: 295-312.
Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.
Proschkina-Lavrenko, A.I. [Ed.] (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz, Kniga 3. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomik vodoroslei Poriadok Pennales. Vol. 3 (1). pp. -398, 117 pls. Kiev: Botanicheskii Institut im V.L. Komarova Akademii Nauk S.S.S.R. Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelystvo Geologicheskoi Literatury. [in Russian]
Tomas, C.R., Eds (1996). Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. pp. 1-858. San Diego: Academic Press Inc.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 August 2020.