Biddulphia rhombus (Ehrenberg) W.Smith 1854

Zygoceros rhombus Ehrenberg

Current name: Zygoceros rhombus Ehrenberg
400x __Dim. 80 x 124 um - 08 July 2012. Robert Lavigne (

Publication Details
Biddulphia rhombus (Ehrenberg) W.Smith 1854: 76, pl. 6: fig. 5

Published in: Roper, F.C.S. (1856). Some observations on the Diatomaceae of the Thames. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London, New Series 2: 67-80, pl. VI.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Biddulphia is Biddulphia pulchella S.F.Gray.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Zygoceros rhombus Ehrenberg.

Zygoceros rhombus Ehrenberg

Type Information
Lectotype locality: "Cuxhaven" [North Sea, Germany]; (Jahn & Kusber 2004: 585) Notes: Lectotype (designated by Jahn & Kusber 2004:585): Specimen in red ring on preparation No. 540043-4 in BHUPM (Jahn & Kusber 2004: fig. 45).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 11 January 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 11 January 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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