Actinoptychus elegantulus Grove & Sturt 1887
Actinoptychus elegantulus Grove & Sturt 1887: 142, pl. XIII: fig. 40 (as 'Actinoptychus (glabratus var.?) elegantulus' )
Published in: Grove, E. & Sturt, G. (1887). On a fossil marine diatomaceous deposit from Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand. Appendix. Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club, Series 2 3(19): 131-148, pls 10-14.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trossulus elegantulus (Grove & Sturt) R.Ross & P.A.Sims
Type locality: New Zealand: Oamaru, Otago district (Upper Eocene) (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: BM slide 52707 (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: BM: slide 52707 (epitype designated by Ross & Sims, 2002: 180, figs 8, 9, but incorrectly termed neotype (INA).
Described as a fossil.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), somewhat elegant.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
Ross, R. & Sims, P.A. (2002). Trossulus Ross & Sims, a new genus of the Heliopeltaceae. Diatom Research 17(1): 177-188.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 April 2016 by G.M. Guiry
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2021.