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Nitzschia taenia W.Smith 1853

Publication details
Nitzschia taenia W.Smith 1853: 43, pl. 15, fig. 123

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 Cylindrotheca gracilis (Brébisson ex Kützing) Grunow

Type information
Type locality: near Lewes: W. Smith. Braunton Devonshire: Ralfs (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: brackish water. (Index Nominum Algarum

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Scott & Thomas (2005: 192) record this as a currently accepted name.

Combination also proposed by Hustedt, 1958, Deutsche Antarkt. Exped. 1938/1939, Wiss. Ergebn. 2: 180, fig. 195, but it was illegitimate: not Nitzschia taenia W.Smith 1853 [INA] - (24 Sep 2017) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a Brackish species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Nitzschia taenia W.Smith)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Ant./Subantarctic and islands (Scott & Thomas 2005).

Source of current name
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.

Key references
Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

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