Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839
Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839: 129
Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1839). Über die Bildung der Kreidefelsen und des Kreidemergels durch unsichtbare Organismen. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1838: 59-147, pls I-IV, tables 1, 2.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Coscinodiscus.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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).
This is a marine species.
Created: 25 April 2003 by Mairead Murphy.
Last updated: 28 August 2019
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 August 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 03 December 2022