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.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

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

Last updated: 02 October 2015

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