Stephanodiscus niagarae Ehrenberg 1845

Stephanodiscus niagarae Ehrenberg

Current name: Stephanodiscus niagarae Ehrenberg
Seattle, Washington, USA; Ship Canal, 400x, DIC - 18 March 2008. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Stephanodiscus niagarae Ehrenberg 1845: 80

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1845). Neue Untersuchungen über das kleinste Leben als geologisches Moment.. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1845: 53-87.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Stephanodiscus.

Status of Name
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Type Information
Type locality: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; (Håkansson 2002: 25) Lectotype: "mud with algae"; B; Ehrenberg collection box 25, book 6, slide (mica) "Niagarae', 1 b b1 (sample 1776) (Håkansson 2002: 25) Notes: Isotypes: Ehrenberg collection, BHUPM, box 25, book 6, slides (micas) 1 br, 1cbl, cw, 1 dbr, 3bw, 3 ebl, 7dbl, 7 dr, 8 bw, 8 cbl; Håkansson collection, B-Ld 19, 21, 22, 30, BM 81096; Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, Ld 24. Original drawing: 1105.

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 July 2024

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