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Brachysira microcephala (Grunow) Compère 1986

Publication details
Brachysira microcephala (Grunow) Compère 1986: 26, 28, fig. 94

Published in: Compère, P. (1986). Algues récoltées par J. Léonard dans le désert de Libye. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 56(1/2): 9-50.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Brachysira is Brachysira aponina Kützing.

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

Navicula microcephala Grunow

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Navicula microcephala Grunow 1868

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Navicula exilis Grunow 1880

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Navicula microcephala Grunow)
Arctic: Arctic (Patova, Davdov & Andreeva 2015).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Hartley 1986), France (Anon. 2017), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Ukraine (Bukhtiyarova 1999).

Middle East: Turkey (Aysel 2005).

South-west Asia: Khandesh (Jaiswal 2017).

Asia: Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Harper & al. 2012).

(as Navicula exilis Grunow)
Europe: Ireland (Adams 1908).

(as Brachysira microcephala (Grunow) Compère)
Europe: Germany (Reichardt 2011), Ireland (Wolnik & Carter 2014, Kennedy & Allott 2017), Russia (Europe) (Gainutdinov & al. 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

North America: Alaska (Bahls, & Luna 2018), Arkansas (Smith 2010), California (Bahls 2006), Idaho (Bahls 2006), Mexico (Mora & al. 2017), Montana (Bahls 2006), NW USA (Bahls 2009), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), South Dakota (Bahls 2006), United States of America (Potapova & Charles 2003, Kociolek 2005), Washington (Bahls 2006), Western Canada (Bahls, Boynton & Johnston 2018).

South America: Colombia (Montoya-Moreno et al. 2013).

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

Asia: Bering Island (Potapova 2014), Tajikistan (Niyatbekov & Barinova 2018).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Harper & al. 2012), Tasmania (John 2018).

Key references
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.

Novais, M.H., Blanco, S., Morais, M., Hoffmann, L. & Ector, L. (2015). Catalogue of continental diatoms from Portugal, including the Archipelagos of Azores and Madeira: updated nomenclature, distribution and bibliography. In: Diatom Monographs (Witkowski, A., ed.). Vol. 17A. pp. 1-876. Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Siver, P.A., Hamilton, P.B., Stachura-Suchoples & Kociolek, J.P. (2005). Diatoms of North America. The freshwater flora of Cape Cod. Iconographia Diatomologica 14: 1-463, 1075 figs in 94 pls.

Wolfe, A.P. & Kling, H.J. (2001). A consideration of some North American soft-water Brachysira taxa and description of B. arctoborealis sp. nov. In: Lange-Bertalot-Festschrift: Studies on Diatoms. Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Horst Lange-Bertalot on the occassion of his 65th Birthday. (Jahn, R., Kociolek, J.P., Witkowski, A. & Compère, P. Eds) Berlin: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag. K.G..

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Compère, P. (1988). Brachysira microcephala (Grunow) Compère nom correct de "Navicula exilis" Grunow 1860 non Kützing 1844. Mémoires de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique 10: 9-11.

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