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Actinoptychus elegantulus Grove & Sturt 1887

Publication details
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.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Actinoptychus is Actinoptychus senarius (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trossulus elegantulus (Grove & Sturt) R.Ross & P.A.Sims

Type information
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.

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Actinoptychus elegantulus Grove & Sturt)
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Ross & Sims 2002).

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 16 October 2021.

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