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Coscinodiscus obscurus A.W.F.Schmidt 1878

Publication details
Coscinodiscus obscurus A.W.F.Schmidt 1878: pl. 61: fig. 17

Published in: Schmidt, A.[W.F.] (1878). Atlas der Diatomaceen-kunde Series II: Heft 16: pls 61-64. . Aschersleben: Verlag von Ernst Schlegel.
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Publication date: 5 Oct 1978

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Coscinodiscus is Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dark, shady, indisctinct (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Very little description "Santa Monica, kaum, ein wenig gewölbt"; in any event validated by analytical figures (see ICN Art. 38.7 "For the purpose of Art. 38.5, prior to 1 January 1908, an illustration with analysis (see Art. 38.9 and 38.10) is acceptable in place of a written description or diagnosis."). - (23 Mar 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Santa Monica (Index Nominum Algarum).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Coscinodiscus obscurus A.W.F.Schmidt)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Tsoy & Obrezkova 2017).

Europe: Adriatic Sea (Vilicic, Marasovic & Miokovic 2002), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Hendey 1954, Hendey 1974, Hartley 1986, Sims 1996), France (Anon. 2017), Poland (Plinski & Witkowski 2020), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

South America: Brazil (Eskinazi-Leça & al. 2010).

South-east Asia: Malaysia (Zong & Hassan 2004 ).

Asia: China (Liu 2008), Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

Hendey, N.I. (1974). A revised check-list of the British marine diatoms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 277-300, no figs.

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

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.

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