Pinnularia exigua W.Gregory 1854
Pinnularia exigua W.Gregory 1854: 99, pl. IV : fig. 14
Published in: Gregory, W. (1854). Notice of the new forms and varieties of known forms occurring in the diatomaceous earth of Mull; with remarks on the classification of the Diatomaceae. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science 2: 90-100, pl. IV.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Placoneis exigua (W.Gregory) Mereschkovsky
Described as a fossil.
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), small, short, poor, scanty (Brown 1946).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
See Navicula exigua, for which this may be the correct name. "P. exigua n. sp. ?" is mentioned in the plate description, but Navicula or Pinnularia in the text. - (8 Mar 2007) - Wendy Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Mereschkowsky, C. (1903). Über Placoneis, ein neues Diatomeen-Genus. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 15(1): 1-30, pl. 1.
Eberle, M.E. (2008). Recent diatoms reported from the central United States: register of taxa and synonyms. Hays, Kansas: Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University. Latest electronic version: 5 December 2008.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 March 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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.