Melosira tenuissima 1882
Melosira tenuissima Grunow in Van Heurck 1882: pl. 88: fig. 11 (as 'M. (crenulata var.) tenuissima Grun.' )
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).
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 tenuissima Grunow)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).
North America: United States of America (Kociolek 2005).
Asia: Mongolia (Edlund & al. 2001).
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 16 October 2021.