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Nitzschia insignis W.Gregory 1857

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Bacillariales
Family Bacillariaceae
Genus Nitzschia

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Nitzschia insignis W.Gregory
Alboran Sea, Zeiss Planapo 63x/1.4, DIC, 325 µm length, Marine sample. 04 Nov 2020. Forbes Pettigrew. © Forbes Pettigrew.

 

Punctastriata ovalis D.M.Williams & Round

Nitzschia insignis W.Gregory Alboran Sea, Zeiss Planapo 63x/1.4, DIC, 325 µm length, Marine sample
© Forbes Pettigrew

Publication details
Nitzschia insignis W.Gregory 1857: 80, pl. 1: figs 46, 46 bis

Published in: Gregory, W. (1857). On the post-Tertiary diatomaceous sand of Glenshira. Part II. Containing an account of a number of additional undescribed species. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London 5: 67-88, pl. 1.

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
Diatomaceous sand of Glenshira, near Inverary, Scotland.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), distinguished.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pritchardia insignis (Gregory) Rabenhorst 1864
Homoeocladia insignis (Gregory) Kuntze 1898

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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]

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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