Melosira nivalis W.Smith 1856
Melosira nivalis W.Smith 1856: 58, pl. LIII : fig. 336
Published in: Smith, W. (1856). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, functions and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. Vol. 2 pp. [i-vi] - xxix, 1-107, pls 32-60, 61-62, A-E. London: John van Voorst.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud) (Index Nominum Algarum).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
See also Melosira nivalis W.Smith in R.K.Greville 1855 Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 15: 259; nom. nud. (See INA and CAS Diatom Collection) - (22 Feb 2019) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
English, J. & Potapova, M. (2009). Aulacoseira pardata sp. nov., A. nivalis comb. nov., A. nivaloides comb. et stat. nov., and their occurrences in western North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158(1): 37-48, 62 fig., 1 table.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 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 20 October 2021.