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Melosira ambigua (Grunow) O.Müller 1903

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira

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Melosira ambigua (Grunow) O.Müller
Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Melosira ambigua (Grunow) O.Müller
Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Aulacoseira ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Melosira ambigua (Grunow) O.Müller 1903: 332

Published in: Müller, O. (1903). Sprungweise Mutation bei Melosireen. Bericht der Deutschen Botanischen Gessellschaft 21: 326-332, pl. 17.

Publication date: 1903

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen

Basionym
Melosira crenulata var. ambigua Grunow

Type information
Franzensbad (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), doubtful, uncertain (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Key references
Foged, N. (1966). Freshwater diatoms from Ghana. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Shrifter 15(1): 1-169, 25 pls.

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.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 April 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Skabichevskij, A.P. (1966). O sistematicheskom polozhenii Melosira ambigua (Grun.) O. Müll. i yeye novoy formy [About systematic position of Melosira ambigua (Grun.) O. Müll. and its new form]. De posiitione systematica Melosirae ambiguae (Grun.) O. Müller et huius formae novae. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rasteniy 3: 46-51, 1 pl., 17 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 September 2021.

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