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Melosira westii W.Smith 1856

Publication details
Melosira westii W.Smith 1856: 59, pl. 52: fig. 333

Published in: Smith, W. (1856). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, functions and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. Vol. 2 pp. [i-vi] - xxix, 1-107, pls 32-60, 61-62, A-E. London: John van Voorst.
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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 Pseudopodosira westii (W.Smith) Sheshukova-Poretskaya & Glezer

Type information
Type locality: coast of Sussex (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: W. Smith, det. Mr. West; marine; stomach of Pecten. (Index Nominum Algarum

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Sheshukova-Poretskaya, V.S. (1964). Diatomeae Marinae novae et rarae e Neogeno insulae Sachalin et peninsulae Kamczatka. Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii 1964: 69-77, 4 figures, 2 plates. [in Russian]

Key references
Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

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