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Melosira baikalensis Wislouch 1924

Publication details
Melosira baikalensis Wislouch 1924: 165

Published in: Wislouch, S.M. (1924). Beitrage zur Diatomeenflora von Asien II. Neuer Untersuchungen uber die Diatomeen des baikalsees. Bericht der Deutschen Botanischen Gessellschaft 42: 163-173, 1 fig..

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira baikalensis (Wislouch) Simonsen

Type information
Type locality: Baikal-Sea Bucht von Ongakon , Isl. Olchon (Sibiria) (Index Nominum Algarum).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Melosira baikalensis (K. Meyer) Wislouche in INA but K. Meyer is crossed out and "nov, sp" is inserted in note. Often attributed to K.I.Meyer and spelled "baicalensis". The name was introduced in Wislouch as "nov. sp." and spelled "baikalensis". According to a note in INA "author had heard about K. Meyer's M. baikalensis from Baikal Lake; could not find any publ. and does not know if it is the same diatom or not." Thus this is a name nomenclaturally independent of Melosira islandica var. baicalensis K.I.Meyer. - (10 Apr 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Key references
Babanazarova, O.V., Likhoshway, Y.V. & Sherbakov, D.Y. (1996). On the morphological variability of Aulacoseira baicalensis and Aulacoseira islandica (Bacillariophyta) of Lake Baikal, Russia. Phycologia 35: 113-123, 42 fgs, 2 tables.

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