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Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt 1886

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Coscinodiscophycidae
Order Coscinodiscales
Family Aulacodiscaceae
Genus Aulacodiscus


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Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt
400x _Diam. 118 µm. 15 Aug 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt
400x _Diam. 118 µm. 15 Aug 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).


Dermatolithon adplicitum (Foslie) Foslie

Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt 400x _Diam. 118 µm
© Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com)

Publication details
Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt in Schmidt & al. 1886: pl. 107: fig. 4

Published in: Schmidt, A.[W.F.] (1886). Atlas der Diatomaceen-kunde. Series III: Heft 27/28: pls 105-112. . Aschersleben: Verlag von Ludwig Siever.
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Publication date: 1 Nov 1886

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aulacodiscus is Aulacodiscus crux Ehrenberg.

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

Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: lebend bei Cuxhavem im Nordseewasser (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Noun (Latinised), Latinised form of the Greek, argos, white; the hundred-eyed keeper of Io, killed by Mercury at the command of Jupiter (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839
Eupodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) W.Smith 1853

Taxonomic notes
Combination also proposed by Pantocsek, 1886, with the same Basionym (See CAS Diatom Collection) - (30 Apr 2018) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Hoppenrath, M., Elbrächter, M. & Drebes, G. (2009). Marine phytoplankton Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. pp. [1]-264, figs 1-87. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Tiffany, M.A. (2008). Valve development in Aulacodiscus. Diatom Research 23(1): 185-212.

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