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Nitzschia americana Hasle 1974

Publication details
Nitzschia americana Hasle 1974: 427

Published in: Hasle, G.R. (1974). Validation of the names of some marine planktonic species of Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae). Taxon 23: 425-428.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pseudo-nitzschia americana (Hasle) Fryxell

Type information
Type locality: Atlantida, Uruguay (Hasle 1974: 426). Holotype: G.R.H.; 5 February 1949; Univ. Oslo 2 marked specimens on IMBB slide no. 14 (Hasle 1974: 426). Notes: 5.ii.1959 (INA). Isotypes: W7, 48a, B.M. 77891.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.

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

Taxonomic notes
According to C.R. Tomas (1996) Nitzschia americana is the currently accepted name.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Hasle 1964: 41, pl. 14, figs 13-19, pl. 15, figs 7, 8, 10.

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Source of current name
Hasle, G.R. (1993). Nomenclatural notes on marine planktonic diatoms. The family Bacillariaceae. In: P.A. Sims (ed.), Progress in diatom studies, Contributions to taxonomy, ecology and nomenclature. Special volume in honour of Robert Ross on the occasion of his 80th Birthday. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 106: 315-321.

Key references
Hasle, G.R. (1964). Nitzschia and Fragilariopsis species studied in the light and electron microscopes. I. Some species of the groups Nitzschiella and Lanceolate. Skrifter Norske VidenskabersAkademie Oslo, Math.-Naturvidensk. Klasse, n. ser. 16: 1-48.

Lundholm, N., Hasle, G.R., Fryxell, G.A. & Hargraves, P.E. (2002). Morphology, phylogeny and taxonomy of species within the pseudo-nitzschia americana complex (Bacillariophyceae) with descriptions of two new species, Pseudo-nitzschia brasiliana and Pseudo-nitzschia linea. Phycologia 41: 480-497.

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References
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Lundholm, N., Hasle, G.R., Fryxell, G.A. & Hargraves, P.E. (2002). Morphology, phylogeny and taxonomy of species within the pseudo-nitzschia americana complex (Bacillariophyceae) with descriptions of two new species, Pseudo-nitzschia brasiliana and Pseudo-nitzschia linea. Phycologia 41: 480-497.
Miller, R.L. & Kamykowski, D.L. (1986). Effects of temperature, salinity, irradiance and diurnal periodicity on growth and photosynthesis in the diatom Nitzschia americana: light-saturated growth. Journal of Phycology 22: 339-348, 9 figs, 2 tables.

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