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Melosira elegans Mukhina 1978

Publication details
Melosira elegans Mukhina in Jousé & Mukhina 1978: 913; pl. 9, fig. 5-7

Published in: Jousé, A.P. & Mukhina, V.V. (1978). Diatom units and the paleogeography of the Black Sea in the Late Cenozoic (DSDP, Leg 42B). In: Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 42: Part 2. (Ross, D.A., Neprochnov, Y.P. et al. Eds), pp. 903-950. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira elegans (Mukhina) Simonsen

Type information
Near Bosporus, Black Sea, 42 05.94N, 29 36.82E. Late Pliocene

Fossil
Described as a fossil.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 July 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2021.

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