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Melosira tenuissima Grunow 1882

Publication details
Melosira tenuissima Grunow in Van Heurck 1882: pl. 88: fig. 11 (as 'M. (crenulata var.) tenuissima Grun.' )

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 italica var. tenuissima (Grunow) Simonsen

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very fine (Lewis & Short 1890).

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 (Click to Load)

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: 25 February 2016 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 25 September 2021.

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