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Melosira distans var. nivalis (W.Smith) O.Kirchner 1878

Publication details
Melosira distans var. nivalis (W.Smith) O.Kirchner 1878: 216

Published in: Kirchner, O. (1878). Algen. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Schlesien. Part 1. (Cohn, F. Eds) Vol. 2, pp. i-iv [vii] 1-284. Breslau: J.U. Kern's Verlag (Max Müller).
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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 nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova

Basionym
Melosira nivalis W.Smith

Type information
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud) (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), distant (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
As [epsilon] nivalis Grun. in Cleve-Euler (1951: 21). - (2 Dec 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Combination also proposed by Brun 1880, p. 135; pl. 1, fig. 4, with Basionym Melosira nivalis Smith in Greville 1855. (See CAS Diatom Collection) - (22 Feb 2019) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
English, J. & Potapova, M. (2009). Aulacoseira pardata sp. nov., A. nivalis comb. nov., A. nivaloides comb. et stat. nov., and their occurrences in western North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158(1): 37-48, 62 fig., 1 table.

Key references
Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

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