Melosira crenulata (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844

Publication Details
Melosira crenulata (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844: 55, pl. 2: fig. 8

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 crenulata (Ehrenberg) Thwaites.

Gaillonella crenulata Ehrenberg

Type Information
Syntype localities: Cayenne, Real del monte, Mexico?; New York, Smithfield, Rhodes Isl., Boston et Bridgewater, Mass.; Pelham, Mass.; Maine, Island; (Ehrenberg 1843: 376) Lectotype (Westpoint diatomite; designated by Crawford & al. 2003): B; Ehrenberg Coll. 260302, blue ring (fig. 1d) (Crawford, Likhoshway & Jahn 2003)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), crenulate, having small rounded teeth (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 25 February 2016

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 February 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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