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Melosira californica (Ehrenberg) Ralfs 1861

Publication details
Melosira californica (Ehrenberg) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861: 819

Published in: Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L.; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. [1]-xii, [1]-968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co..
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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 californica (Ehrenberg) Houk

Basionym
Gaillonella californica Ehrenberg

Type information
USA: California: Sacramento River (Monroeville)

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Houk, V. (2010). Re-examination of a Sphaerotermia and a Gaillonella from the Ehrenberg Collection, Berlin (Germany). Diatom Research 25(2): 293-306.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 July 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 September 2021.

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