Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing 1844

Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing

Current name: Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing
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Publication Details
Amphora ovalis (Kützing) Kützing 1844: 107, pl. 5: figs 35, 39

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.

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Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844

Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphora.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Frustulia ovalis Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: bei Weisenfels; (INA 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwatermarine species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 04 July 2022

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