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Nitzschia elegantula Grunow 1881

Publication details
Nitzschia elegantula Grunow in Van Heurck 1881: pl. LXIX [69]: fig. 22a

Published in: Van Heurck, H. (1880). Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique Atlas. pls I-XXX [pls 1-30]. . Anvers: Ducaju et Cie.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), somewhat elegant.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia microcephala var. elegantula (Grunow) Van Heurck 1885

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Nitzschia elegantula Grunow)
Europe: Albania (Somogyi et al. 2013), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Sims 1996, Whitton & al. 2003), France (Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Rumrich, Lange-Bertalot & Rumrich 2000, Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016, Hofmann & al. 2018), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Serbia (Vidakovic, Ciric & Krizmanic 2020), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Tomás 1987, Aboal, Puig & Soler 1996, Ros, Marín-Murcia & Aboal 2009).

North America: Idaho (Bahls 2006), Montana (Bahls 2006), NW USA (Bahls 2009), South Dakota (Bahls 2006), United States of America (Potapova & Charles 2003, Kociolek 2005).

South America: Chile (Rivera & Cruces 2011), Colombia (Montoya-Moreno et al. 2013).

Africa: Sudan (Reinhold 1937).

Middle East: Iraq (Al-Saboonchi & Al-Shawi 2016, Al-Saedy & al. 2020), Turkey (Solak & al. 2019, Kalei & Akçaalan 2020).

South-west Asia: India (Gandhi 1998, Gupta & Das 2020).

Asia: China (Liu 2008, Wang 2018), Mongolia (Dorofeyuk & Kulikovskiy 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (John 2018), Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Hawaiian Islands (Sherwood 2004).

(as Nitzschia microcephala var. elegantula (Grunow) Van Heurck)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

North America: United States of America (Kociolek 2005).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta & Das 2020), Khandesh (Jaiswal 2017).

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.

Al-Handal, A.Y. & Al-Shaheen, M.A. (2019). Diatoms in the wetlands of Southern Iraq. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 67: [1]-252, incl. 62 pls (652 figs), 1 map.

John, J. (2020). Diatoms from arid Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 3. pp. [1]-578, 341 figs. Schmitten – Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Schoeman, F.R. & Archibald, R.E.M. (1976). The diatom flora of southern Africa. CSIR Special Report WAT 50(1): [1-44], line-drawings and photographs variously numbered.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Wang Quanxi [Wang, Q.X.] (2018). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus XXII. Bacillariophyta. Aulonoraphidinales. pp. [1-8] i-xvii, 1-166, 135 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 October 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Rivera, P. & Cruces, F. (2011). Primer registro para Chile de las diatomeas marinas Nitzschia amabilis, Nitzschia elegantula y Chaetoceros muelleri var. subsalsum. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 46. Nº 1: 95-99.

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