Navicula pusilla W.Smith 1853

Cosmioneis pusilla (W.Smith) D.G.Mann & A.J.Stickle

Current name: Cosmioneis pusilla (W.Smith) D.G.Mann & A.J.Stickle
Wet pavement by moat, Herstmonceaux Castle Kent, UK. - 22 April 2014. C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'

Publication Details
Navicula pusilla W.Smith 1853: 52, pl. 17: fig. 145

Published in: Smith, W. (1853). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, function and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxiii, 1-89, pls I-XXXI. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Navicula is Navicula tripunctata (O.F.Müller) Bory.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cosmioneis pusilla (W.Smith) D.G.Mann & A.J.Stickle.

Type Information
Type locality: in brackish water, Lewes, Sussex, Great Britain; (Hendey 1964: 208) Type: BM; 23508 (Hendey 1964: 208) Notes: England (Lewes: leg. W. Smith); Northern Ireland (near Belfast: leg. Dr. Dickie) (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwatermarine species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 05 December 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 05 December 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 June 2024

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