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Melosira moniliformis var. octogona (Grunow) Hustedt 1927

Publication details
Melosira moniliformis var. octogona (Grunow) Hustedt 1927: 238

Published in: Hustedt, F. (1927). Fossile Bacillariaceen aus dem Loa-Becken in der Atacama-Wüste, Chile. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 18(2): 224-251, pls 7-9.

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

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Melosira borreri var. octogona Grunow

Type information
Type locality: Caspian Sea; Baku Harbor; Java. On Vaucheria javanica; Zollinger no. 2447 (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moniliform, cylindrical but contracted at regular intervals like a string of beads (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira borreri var. octogona Grunow 1878
Melosira lineata var. octogona (Grunow) A.Cleve 1951

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Edlund, M.B., Soninkhishig, N., Williams, R.M. & Stoermer, E.F. (2001). Biodiversity of Mongolia: checklist of diatoms, including new distributional reports of 31 taxa. Nova Hedwigia 72: 59-90, 72 figs.

Houk, V. & Klee, R. (2007). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions. Part II. Melosiraceae and Aulacoseiraceae (Supplement of Part I). Fottea 7(2): 85-108, plus pl. XLII-CXIV.

Metzeltin, D. & García-Rodríguez, F. (2003). Las diatomeas Uruguayas. pp. [1]-210, 74 pls. Uruguay: DIRAC Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República.

Metzeltin, D. & García-Rodríguez, F. (2012). Las diatomeas Uruguayas Segunda edición. pp. [1]-207, 74 pls. Uruguay: DIRAC Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República.

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

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