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Nitzschia compressa (Bailey) C.S.Boyer 1916

Publication details
Nitzschia compressa (Bailey) C.S.Boyer 1916: 116, pl. 39: fig. 7

Published in: Boyer, C.S. (1916). The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and vicinity illustrated with seven hundred drawings by the author. pp. [1]-143, pls 1-40. Philadelphia: Press of J.B. Lippincott Company East Washington Square.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tryblionella compressa (Bailey) Poulin

Basionym
Pyxidicula compressa Bailey

Type information
Type locality: U.S.A.: Florida: St. Augustine (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Prorocentrum compressum (J.W.Bailey) Abé ex J.D.Dodge, included as a dinoflagellate by Stein (1883, as Dinopyxis compressa), Abé (1967), Dodge (1976, 1982, 1985) and others is a nomenclatural synonym of Tryblionella compressa (J.W.Bailey) Poulin, now accepted as being a diatom. The correct name for the taxon descibed by Dodge (1982) appears to be Prorocentrum bidens J.Schiller. However, the name as a combination applies to a diatom. - (11 Jan 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Poulin, M., Bérard-Therriault, L., Cardinal, A. & Hamilton, P.B. (1991 '1990'). Les Diatomées (Bacillariophyta) benthiques de substrats durs des eaux marines et saumâtres du Québec. 9. Bacillariaceae. Le Naturaliste Canadien 117(2): 73-101, 114 figs.

Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: [i]-vii, 1-276.

Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

Witon, E. & Witkowski, A. (2006). Holocene diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from Faeroe Islands Fjords, Northern Atlantic Ocean. II. Distribution and taxonomy of marine taxa with special reference to benthic forms. Diatom Research 21(1): 175-215.

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