Tripodiscus argus 1839
Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg 400x _Diam. 118 µm
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Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839: 159, pl. 3, fig. 6
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Tripodiscus.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt
Origin of species name
Noun (Latinised), Latinised form of the Greek, argos, white; the hundred-eyed keeper of Io, killed by Mercury at the command of Jupiter (Smith & Lockwood 1933).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
1840 (INA). - (8 Aug 2016) - Wendy Guiry
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Type locality: lebend bei Cuxhavem im Nordseewasser (Index Nominum Algarum).
Source of current name
Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 08 August 2016 by Wendy Guiry
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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 December 2020.