Gaillonella arctica 1853
Gaillonella arctica Ehrenberg 1853: 528
Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1853). Über einige neue Materialien zur Übersicht des kleinsten Lebens. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1853: 505-533.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melosira arctica Dickie
Type locality: Melville Bay and Hingston Bay (Kaczmarksa & Jahn 2006: 153).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Arctic (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Kaczmarska & Jahn (2006: 153) note that Ehrenberg seems to have been unaware of Dickie's (1852) publication of Melosira arctica as his diagnosis reads (1853: 528): "...Gaillonella arctica Ehrenberg (= Melosira arctica Dickie in litteris)". They maintain that the name Melosira arctica Dickie is validly published according to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Regardless of this, Ehrenberg was unaware of this publication and his name must be solely attributed to him as in INA and CAS. It seems that Dickie made Ehrenberg aware of his name in a letter rather than informing him of its publication. As Gaillonella is an illegitimate name, Gaillonella arctica Ehrenberg is also illegitimate. - (4 Sep 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Kaczmarska, I. & Jahn, R. (2006). Taxonomic appraisal of Melosira arctica Dickie and description of a new variety (Bacillariophyta). Botanica Marina 49: 151-164.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 July 2021.