Amphora minutissima W.Smith 1853

Publication Details
Amphora minutissima W.Smith 1853: 20, pl. II [2]: fig. 30

Published in: Smith, W. (1853). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, function and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxiii, 1-89, pls I-XXXI. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphora is Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing.

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

Type Information
Syntype localities: "Fresh water. Parasitic on Nitzschia sigmoidea. Near Lewes, Dec. 1850 and Oct. 1852, W. Sm. In ponds near London, parasitic on Nitzschia linearis, Mr. Shadbolt, Mar. 1851."; (Smith 1853: 20)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), extremely small.

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 January 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 January 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 January 2023

 
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