Hemidiscus cuneiformis Wallich 1860
Hemidiscus cuneiformis Wallich 1860: 42, pl. 2: figs 3, 4
Published in: Wallich, G.C. (1860). On the siliceous organisms found in the digestive cavities of the Salpae, and their relation to the flint nodules of the Chalk Formation. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London, New Series 8: 36-55.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Hemidiscus.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Actinocyclus cuneiformis (Wallich) F.Gómez, Lu Wang & Senjie Lin
Origin of species name
(Latin), wedge-shaped or narrow below and wide above.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: April 1857 ; from salps. (Index Nominum Algarum
Source of current name
Gómez, F., Wang, L., Hernández-Becerril, D.U., Lisunova, Y.O., Lopes, R.M. & Lin, S. (2017). Molecular phylogeny suggests transfer of Hemidiscus into Actinocyclus (Coscinodiscales, Coscinodiscophyceae). Diatom Research 32(1): 21-28.
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Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. -493. Beijing: Science Press.
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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.
Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.
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. , 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.
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