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Brachysira aponina Kützing 1836

Publication details
Brachysira aponina Kützing 1836: no. 153

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1836). Algarum aquae dulcis germanicarum Decas XVI. pp. [1-25]. Halis Saxonum [Halle]: in commissis C.A. Schwetschkii et fil..
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Brachysira.

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

Type information
Type locality: "Abano Terme, a small town in the Province of Padua (Veneto region, northern Italy)" (Van de Vijver & Bosak 2020: 1). Lectotype designated by Van de Vijver & Bosak: BR Van Heurck collection slide BR-4634, prepared from Kützing sample Decade XVI, n° 153 (Van de Vijver & Bosak 2020: 1).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to warm baths; from Aponus, a warm medical fountain at Bangi d'Albano near Padua, Italy.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Schizonema aponinum (Kützing) Kuntze 1898

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Navicula aponina Kützing 1844
Navicula perlepida Grunow 1884
Navicula lineola var. perlepida (Grunow) Cleve 1894
Caloneis perlepida (Grunow) A.Berg 1952
Navicula interruptestriata Simonsen 1961
Caloneis savitschii Karayeva 1975
Navicula dvorachekii Ehrlich 1978

Nomenclatural notes
Found in freshwaters with high electrolyte content and in brackish waters in the Baltic. - (20 Jan 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Brachysira aponina Kützing)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Tsoy & Obrezkova 2017).

Europe: Bosnia-Hertzegovina (Hafner, Jasprica & Car 2018), Britain (Whitton & al. 2003), France (Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Rumrich, Lange-Bertalot & Rumrich 2000, Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Hofmann & al. 2018), Italy (Van de Vijver & Bosak 2020), Romania (Caraus 2017), Spain (Aboal, Marín & Zafra 2003, Marín-Murcia & Aboal Sanjurjo 2005, Ros, Marín-Murcia & Aboal 2009), Ukraine (Bukhtiyarova 1999).

North America: United States of America (Kociolek 2005).

Middle East: Iraq (Al-Saedy & al. 2020), Israel (Tsarenko & al. 2000), Turkey (Kalei & Akçaalan 2020).

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

Asia: Mongolia (Edlund & al. 2001, Dorofeyuk & Kulikovskiy 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (John 2018), Tasmania (John 2018).

(as Navicula aponina Kützing)
Europe: Ukraine (Bukhtiyarova 1999).

(as Navicula lineola var. perlepida (Grunow) Cleve)
North America: Mexico (López-Fuerte & Siqueiros-Beltrones 2016).

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

(as Caloneis perlepida (Grunow) A.Berg)
Europe: Britain (Hartley 1986, Whitton & al. 2003).

Asia: China (Li & Qi 2010).

Key references
Al-Handal, A.Y. & Al-Shaheen, M.A. (2019). Diatoms in the wetlands of Southern Iraq. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 67: [1]-252, incl. 62 pls (652 figs), 1 map.

Edlund, M.B., Soninkhishig, N., Williams, R.M. & Stoermer, E.F. (2001). Biodiversity of Mongolia: checklist of diatoms, including new distributional reports of 31 taxa. Nova Hedwigia 72: 59-90, 72 figs.

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.

Krammer, K. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (1986). Bacillariophyceae 1 Teil: Naviculaceae. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Herausgegeben von. H. Ettl, J. Gerloff, H. Heynig & D. Mollenhauer. Band 2/1. pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-876, 206 pls with 2976 figures. Stuttgart & New York: Gustav Fischer Verlag.

Lange-Bertalot, H. & Moser, G. (1994). Brachysira. Monographie der Gattung und Naviculadicta nov. gen. Biblioteca Diatomologica 29: 1-212.

Van de Vijver, B. & Bosak, S. (2020). Typification of Brachysira aponina Kützing (Brachysiraceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 171: 1-4, 26 figs.

Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 18 December 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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

De Toni, G.B. (1890). Sulla Navicula aponina Kuetz. e sui due generi Brachysira Kuetz. e Libellus Cleve. Atti del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettero ed Arti : 967-971.
Van de Vijver, B. & Bosak, S. (2020). Typification of Brachysira aponina Kützing (Brachysiraceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 171: 1-4, 26 figs.

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