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Nitzschia spectabilis (Ehrenberg) Ralfs, nom. illeg. 1861

Publication details
Nitzschia spectabilis (Ehrenberg) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861: 782, nom. illeg.

Published in: Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L.; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. xii, 968, 40 plates. London: Whittaker and Co..
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hantzschia spectabilis (Ehrenberg) Hustedt

Basionym
Synedra spectabilis Ehrenberg

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spectacular.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia spectabilis var. genuina Cleve-Euler 1952

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: not Nitzschia spectabilis W.Smith, 1853. - (23 Jul 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Hustedt, F. (1959). Die Diatomeenflora des Salzlackengebietes im östereichischen Burgenland. Österreichchischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematische und Naturwissenschafliche, Kl. Abt. 1, 168(4/5): 387-452, 1 pl.

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]

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