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Nitzschia pusilla Grunow 1862

Publication details
Nitzschia pusilla Grunow 1862: 579, pl. 28: fig. 11

Published in: Grunow, A. (1862). Die österreichischen Diatomaceen nebst Anschluss einiger neuen Arten von andern Lokalitäten und einer kritischen Uebersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen und Arten. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12: 315-472 [Abt 1], 545-588 [Abt. 2], 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
Type locality: France: Falaise (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Homoeocladia pusilla (Grunow) Kuntze 1898
Hantzschia amphioxys var. pusilla (Grunow) Dippel 1905
Nitzschia amphioxys var. pusilla (Grunow) Mayer 1913

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia obtusangula Hustedt 1950
Nitzschia indistincta Michailov 1984

Nomenclatural notes
Hartley et al. (1996: 394), Busse & Snoeijs (2003: 455) and other authors cite this as N. pusilla Grunow emend. Lange-Bertalot. - (15 May 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Álvarez-Blanco, I. & Blanco, S. (2013). Nitzschia imae sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta, Nitzschiaceae) from Iceland, with a redescription of Hannaea arcus var. linearis. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 70(2): 144-151, 42 figs, 1 table.

Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V. & Smol, J.P. (2005). Benthic diatom autecology and inference model development from the Canadian High Arctic Archipelago. Journal of Phycology 41: 30-45.

Busse, S. & Snoeijs, P. (2003). Gradient responses of diatom communities in the Bothnian Sea (northern Baltic Sea), with emphasis on responses to water movement. Phycologia 42: 451-464.

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.

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

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.

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. (1976). Eine Revision zur Taxonomie der Nitzschiae lanceolatae Grunow. Die "klassischen" bis 1930 beschribenen Süsswasserarten Europas. Nova Hedwigia 28: 253-307.

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.

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.

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.

Suriyanti, S.N.P. & Usup, G. (2017). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of the marine diatom Nitzchia dentatum sp. nov. and N. johorensis (Bacillarioiphyceae) from Malaysia . Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 24(2): 183-196.

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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Fuente, M.S., Meseck, S.L., Wikfors, G.H. & Khan-Bureau, D. (2015). Silicon limitation induces colony formation in the benthic diatom Nitzschia cf. pusilla (Bacillariales, Bacillariophyceae). Diatom Research 30(1): 87-92.

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