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Melosira crenulata var. ambigua Grunow 1882

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira

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Melosira crenulata var. ambigua Grunow
Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Melosira crenulata var. ambigua Grunow
Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Aulacoseira ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
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.

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 ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen

Type information
Franzensbad (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crenulate, having small rounded teeth (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
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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Citing AlgaeBase
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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.

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