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Nitzschia polaris Grunow 1883

Publication details
Nitzschia polaris Grunow in Cleve 1883: 480, pl. 38: fig. 72 (as 'Nitzschia (recta var.?) polaris' )

Published in: Cleve, P.T. (1883). Diatoms collected during the expedition of the Vega. Vega-Expedition Vetenskåpliga Iakttagelser Bearbetade of Deltagare I Resan Och Andra Forskare untgifna af A.E. Nordenskiöld 3: [457]-517, 4 pls.
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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
Franz Joseph Land; Cape Wankarema.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Homoeocladia polaris (Grunow) Kuntze 1898

Nomenclatural notes
In legend to figure as "N. polaris". - (8 Jan 2018) - M.D. Guiry

Distributional notes
Marine species widespread in the Arctic. - (11 Feb 2020) - M.D. Guiry

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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