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Melosira sulcata (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844

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


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Melosira sulcata (Ehrenberg) Kützing
600x _Diam. 49 µm. 05 Aug 2013. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Melosira sulcata (Ehrenberg) Kützing
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Schizothrix mexicana Gomont

Paralia sulcata (Ehrenberg) Cleve 600x _Diam. 49 µm
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Publication details
Melosira sulcata (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844: 55, pl. 2: fig. 7

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 Paralia sulcata (Ehrenberg) Cleve

Gaillonella sulcata Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Algeria: Oran ("Im Polirschiefer von Oran in der Barbarei") (Index Nominum Algarum). Notes: Type: B,110504 a red, Ehrenberg Collection mica preparation (LT fide Macgillavary & Kacsmarska 2013) (INA).

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), ploughed, sulcated.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Binomial also proposed by Hanna 1932, v. 20(6): 197, with the same Basionym. (See CAS Diatom Collection) - (3 Mar 2019) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Cleve, P.T. (1873). Examination of diatoms found on the surface of the Sea of Java. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 1(11): 1-13, 3 pls.

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.

Hanna, G.D. (1932). The diatoms of Sharktooth Hill, Kern County, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 20(6): [161]-[263], pls. 2-18. [in English]

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Verified by: 03 March 2019 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 September 2021.

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