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Triceratium favus Ehrenberg 1839

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Order Triceratiales
Family Triceratiaceae
Genus Triceratium


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Triceratium favus Ehrenberg
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Publication details
Triceratium favus Ehrenberg 1839: 156 (as 'Favus' )

Published in: Ehrenberg [C.G.] (1839). Über jetzt wirklich noch zahlreich lebende Thier-Arten der Kreideformation der Erde. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königl. Preuß. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1839: 152-159.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Triceratium.

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

Type information
Lectotype locality: "Lebend in der Nordsee bei Cuxhaven" according to Ehrenberg (1840a: 159), Sample of 22 Sept. 1839 according to drawing No. 1236 in BHUPM [alive, marine coastal locality at Cuxhaven, North Sea, Germany]." (Jahn & Kusber 2006: 533). Lectotype: Notes: Lectotype (designated by Jahn & Kusber 2006: 533): "preparation No. 360806-b "Cuxhaven 6”, marked with a red ring, in BHUPM (Fig. 12-13)."

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), honeycomb (Brown 1946).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Biddulphia favus (Ehrenberg) Van Heurck 1885
Odontella favus (Ehrenberg) Cleve 1901
Odontella favus (Ehrenberg) M. Peragallo 1903

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Triceratium favus f. typica Cleve-Euler 1951

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

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.

Hoppenrath, M., Elbrächter, M. & Drebes, G. (2009). Marine phytoplankton Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. pp. [1]-264, figs 1-87. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Höbel, P. & Sterrenburg, F.A.S. (2011). UV photomicrography of diatoms. Diatom Research 26(1): 13-19.

Jahn, R. & Kusber, W.H. (2006). Algae of the Ehrenberg collection - 3. Typification of seven diatom taxa described by C. G. Ehrenberg predominantly from Greece. Willdenowia 36(Special Issue): 527-535, 15 figs.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

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Miller, W.I., III & Collier, A. (1978). Ultrastructure of the frustule of Triceratium favus (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 14: 56-62.

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