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Melosira lirata (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844

Publication details
Melosira lirata (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844: 56

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
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Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira lirata (Ehrenberg) R.Ross

Basionym
Gaillonella lirata Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: U.S.A.: "Maine B" (Index Nominum Algarum). Notes: Gallionella lirata.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), having ridges having thread-like lines or grooves.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira lirata var. genuina A.Cleve 1951

Nomenclatural notes
Infraspecific names with final epithets such as genuinus, originalis, originarius, typicus, verus, and veridicus, or with the prefix eu-, when purporting to indicate the taxon containing the type of the name of the next higher-ranked taxon, are not validly published unless they have the same final epithet as the name of the corresponding higher-ranked taxon (see Art. 26.2, Rec. 26A.1, and 26A.3). - (21 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

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