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Nitzschia spathulata Brébisson ex W.Smith 1853

Publication details
Nitzschia spathulata Brébisson ex W.Smith 1853: 40, pl. XXXI [31]: fig. 268

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. 1. 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 Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Hull, England (Smith 1853: 40). Type: Mr. R. Harrison; marine. (Hargreaves, Lloyd & Whitton 1975: 40).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), spatulate, spatula-like; alternative form of spatulata.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Smith cited "Nitzschia spathulata cl. De Brébisson in literis cum speciminibus, Sept. 1852" but gives "Hull, Mr R. Harrison" as the origin of the material. - (9 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Kennett, D.M. & Hargraves, P.E. (1984). Subtidal benthic diatoms from a stratified estuarine basin. Botanica Marina 27: 169-183.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: 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]

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

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