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Nitzschia microcephala Grunow 1880

Publication details
Nitzschia microcephala Grunow in Cleve & Grunow 1880: 96, no fig.

Published in: Cleve, P. T. & Grunow, A. (1880). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der arctischen Diatomeen. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 17(2): 1-121, 7 pls.
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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.

Type information
Germany: Riesenthal near Berlin.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), little head.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Homoeocladia microcephala (Grunow) Kuntze 1898

Nomenclatural notes
See Cleve & Möller 1878, Diatoms: 139. (INA) - (14 Nov 2018) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Bahls, L.L. (2006). Northwestern Diatoms A photographic catalogue of species in the Montana Diatom Collection with exological optima, associates, and distribution records for the nine northwestern United States. Volume 3.. pp. [1]-24 [-481], many maps. Helena, Montana: Montana Diatom Collection.

Blanco, S., Borrego-Ramos, M. & Olenici, A. (2019). Las diatomeas de Ceuta. pp. [1]-191, incl. 26 pls. Ceuta: Instituto Estudios Ceutíes.

Cleve, P.T. & Möller, J.D. (1878). Diatoms. Part III, No. 109-168. . Upsala: Esatas Edquists Boktryckeri.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Grunow, A. (1880). Bemerkungen zu den Diatomeen von Finnmark, dem Karischen Meere und vom Jenissey nebst Vorarbeiten für Monographie der Gattungen Nitzschia, Achnanthes, Pleurosigma, Amphiprora, Plagiotropis, Hyalodiscus, Podosira und einiger Navicula-Gruppen. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handligar, series 4 17(2): 16-121, VII pls.

Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (2013). Diatomeen im Süßwasser—Benthos von Mitteleuropa. Bestimmungsflora Kieselalgen für die ökologische Praxis. Über 700 der häufigsten Arten und ihre Ökologie. pp. [1]-908, 133 pls. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

John, J. (2016). Diatoms from Stradbroke and Fraser Islands, Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 1. pp. [1]-377, 258 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

John, J. (2018). Diatoms from Tasmania: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 2. pp. [1]-656, 351 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

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.

Lange-Bertalot, H., Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Cantonati, M. (2017). Freshwater benthic diatoms of Central Europe: over 800 common species used in ecological assessments. English edition with updated taxonomy and added species (Cantonati, M. et al. eds). pp. [1]-942, 135 pls. Schmitten-Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Miscoe, L.H., Johansen, J.R., Kociolek, J.P. & Lowe, R.L. (2016). The diatom flora and cyobacteria from caves on Kauai, Hawaii. I. Investigation of the cave diatom flora of Kanuai, Hawaii: an emphasis on taxonomy and distribution. Bibliotheca Phycologica 123: 3-74.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Proshkina-Lavrenko, A.I. (Ed.) (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomikh vodorosleyi. Poryadok Pennales [Diatom Analysis. Manual for identification of fossil and modern diatoms. Order Pennales]. Vol. 3 pp. 398, 117 plates. Moscow & Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Geologicheskoy Literatury. [in Russian]

Reichardt, E. (2018). Die Diatomeen im Gebiet der Stadt Treuchtlingen. pp. [1]-576 (Band 1); 579-1184 (Band 2), incl 451 pls. München: Bayerische Botanische Gesellschaft [Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft].

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]

Zelazna-Wieczorek, J. (2011). Diatom flora in springs of Lódz Hills (Central Poland). Biodiversity, taxonomy and temporal changes of epipsammic diatom assemblages in springs affected by human impact. pp. 1-419, 124 pls. Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G.

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