Actiniscus pennatus Grunow 1882

Publication Details
Actiniscus pennatus Grunow 1882: pl. 82 bis: figs 11, 12

Published in: Van Heurck, H. (1882). Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique. Atlas. pp. pls LXXVIII-CXXXII [78-132 and supplementary pls 22 bis, 82bis, 83bis, 83ter, 95bis], tables genres. Anvers: Ducaju et Cie.

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Publication date: April-May

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Actiniscus is Actiniscus pentasterias (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Corethron pennatum (Grunow) Ostenfeld.

Type Information
Type locality: Antarctic Ocean; (Ostenfeld 1902: pl. 82 bis, figs 1, 12) (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: "Lectotype: pl. 82 bis, figs 1, 12. Epitype: BRM Zu4/87" (Crawford & al. 1998: 19).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pinnate (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 January 2021

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