Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve 1873

Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve

Current name: Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve
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Publication Details
Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve 1873: 7

Published in: Cleve, P.T. (1873). Examination of diatoms found on the surface of the Sea of Java. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 1(11): 1-13, 3 pls.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Skeletonema.

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

Melosira costata Greville

Type Information
Syntype localities: "Hab. North Sea, off the coast of Yorlcshire, in the stomachs of Ascidians; George Norman,. Esq. Hongkong; J. Linton Palmer, Esq."; (Greville 1866: 78) Lectotype [Hong Kong; designated by Ross & al. 1996: 315]: plankton; BM; Slide 4501 (Greville Collection) (Ross & al. 1996: 315) Notes: Lectotype: indicated by Maltwood coordinates 26/31 in slide BM 4501.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), ribbed, having one or more primary veins or ridges (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Emended by Zingone & Sarno (2005: 143).

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 November 2022

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 November 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 May 2024

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