Navicula pygmaea Kützing 1849

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Navicula pygmaea Kützing 1849: 77

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Navicula is Navicula tripunctata (O.F.Müller) Bory.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fallacia pygmaea (Kützing) Stickle & D.G.Mann.

Type Information
Type locality: France: Calvados; (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype: BM; 77887 (Poulin & Hamilton 2021: 113) Notes: Collected by Brébisson from oyster bed (INA). Iconotype: specimen illustrated in Simonsen (1975, fig. 2a, b) (Poulin & Hamilton. 2021: 113).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Emended description (Poulin & Hamilton, 2021: 113).

Created: 15 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 December 2021

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