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Melosira islandica O.Müller 1906

Publication details
Melosira islandica O.Müller 1906: 56, pl. 1: figs 3-6

Published in: Müller, O. (1906). Pleomorphismus Auxosporen und Dauersporen bei Melosira-Arten. Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Botanik 43(1): 49-88, 2 pls.

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 islandica (O.Müller) Simonsen

Type information
Type locality: Lake Thingvallavatn (Southern Iceland) (Ulotseva & Likhoshway 2007: 211). Type: C permanent slides (Ulotseva & Likhoshway 2007: 211, fig. 1). Notes: Collected on December 14, 1902, January 23, 1903 and March 31, 1903.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to Iceland (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira islandica var. typica A.Cleve 1951

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

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.

Foged, N. (1966). Freshwater diatoms from Ghana. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Shrifter 15(1): 1-169, 25 pls.

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.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

Ulotseva, M.V. & Likhoshway, Y.V. (2007). An analysis of type material of Aulacoseira islandica (O. Müller) Simonsen. Diatom Research 22(1): 209-216.

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