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Navicula microcephala Grunow 1868

Publication details
Navicula microcephala Grunow 1868: 19

Published in: Grunow, A. (1868 '1867'). Algae. In: Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Botanischer Theil. Erster Band. Sporenpflanzen. (Fenzl, E. et al. Eds), pp. 1-104. Wien [Vienna]: Aus der Kaiserlich Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckeri in Commission bei Karl Gerold's Sohn.
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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 Brachysira microcephala (Grunow) Compère

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), little head.

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

Nomenclatural notes
CAS: "Non Achnanthidium microcephalum Kützing 1844 (Kützing's type is excluded by the use of the expression of doubt "vix"). Grunow cites: "Achnanthidium microcephalum W. Smith Brit. Diat., t. 41, f. 380 (vix Kg.)". Nomenclatural synonym of Navicula exilis Grunow 1860 (Illeg.)." - (25 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Two morphotypes are recognisee by a number of authors. - (15 Apr 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Compère, P. (1986). Algues récoltées par J. Léonard dans le désert de Libye. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 56(1/2): 9-50.

Key references
Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

Proshkina-Lavrenko, A.I. (Ed.) (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomikh vodorosleyi. Poryadok Pennales [Diatom Analysis. Manual for identification of fossil and modern diatoms. Order Pennales]. Vol. 3 pp. 398, 117 plates. Moscow & Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Geologicheskoy Literatury. [in Russian]

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Compère, P. (1988). Brachysira microcephala (Grunow) Compère nom correct de "Navicula exilis" Grunow 1860 non Kützing 1844. Mémoires de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique 10: 9-11.
Germain, H. (1981). Navicula falaisiensis Grunow, Cymbella cesatii (Rabh.) Grun. & variété capitata nov. var., C. microcephala Grun. & C. delicatula Kützing . Cryptogamie: Algologie 2(2): 123-129, 3 pl.

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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 19 October 2021.

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