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Podosira maculata W.Smith 1856

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Hyalodiscaceae
Genus Podosira

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Podosira maculata W.Smith
600x _Diam. 86 µm. 05 Aug 2013. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

 

Schizothrix arenaria Gomont

Podosira maculata W.Smith 600x _Diam. 86 µm
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Publication details
Podosira maculata W.Smith 1856: 54, pl. XLIX [49]: fig. 328 (as 'Podosira? maculata' )

Published in: Smith, W. (1856). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, functions and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. Vol. 2 pp. [i-vi] - xxix, 1-107, pls 32-60, 61-62, A-E. London: John van Voorst.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Podosira is Podosira moniliformis Ehrenberg.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spotted, blotched (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Hyalodiscus maculatus (W.Smith) Cleve 1873
Lysigonium maculatum (W.Smith) Kuntze 1891

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Díaz-Tapia, P., Maggs, C.A., West, J.A. & Verbruggen, H. (2017). Analysis of chloroplast genomes and a supermatrix inform reclassification of the Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 53(5): 920-937, 2 figs.

Hendey, N.I. (1974). A revised check-list of the British marine diatoms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 277-300, no figs.

O'Meara, E. (1875). Report on the Irish Diatomaceae. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Series 2 2: 235-425, pls 26-34.

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