Oscillatoria aegagropila (Linnaeus) Corda 1836
Aegagropila linnaei Kützing
microscope, freshwater aquarium, Galicia, Spain, 2012Ignacio Bárbara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oscillatoria aegagropila (Linnaeus) Corda 1836: 214
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Oscillatoria is Oscillatoria princeps Vaucher ex Gomont.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cladophora aegagropila (Linnaeus) Trevisan.
Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus
Syntype localities: "Habitus in Suecuae lacubus Dannemora, Stockholmiae" [Dannemorasjön Uppland; Stockholm; Sweden]; (Linnaeus 1753: 1168) Lectotype: LINN; 1277.49 (Hoek 1963: 51) Notes: Hoek does not specify a locality for the lectotype. Two specimens are present in LINN (1277.48 and 1277.49). The former is labelled in Linnaeus's handwriting "21" and the latter "21/globosa/*. Species plantarum no. 21 is Conferva agagropila [sic]. Dannemorasjön is a shallow eutrophic lake in Uppland, typical of Aegagropila habitat.
Origin of Species Name
Noun (Greek), a ball of hair or a concretion found in the stomach of the goat and other ruminants.
Created: 13 March 2005 by Fabio Rindi.
Last updated: 13 March 2005
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Fabio Rindi in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 March 2005. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 31 March 2023