Melosira crenulata var. ambigua 1882
Aulacoseira ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.
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Melosira crenulata var. ambigua Grunow in van Heurck 1882: pl. 88: figs 12-15
Published in: Van Heurck, H. (1882-1885). Types de Synopsis de Diatomées de Belgique. Serie I-XXII. 550 slides. Déterminations, notes et diagnoses par M.A. Grunow. pp. 1-118. Anvers: Édité par l'Auteur.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen
Franzensbad (Index Nominum Algarum).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crenulate, having small rounded teeth (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Seemingly originally first introduced without a description, but validated by analytical figures (see Art. 38.7 "For the purpose of Art. 38.5, prior to 1 January 1908, an illustration with analysis (see Art. 38.9 and 38.10) is acceptable in place of a written description or diagnosis."). - (25 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melosira crenulata var. ambigua Grunow)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957).
Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 January 2021 by G.M. Guiry
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G.M. 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 25 October 2021.