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Thalassiosira antarctica Comber 1896

Publication details
Thalassiosira antarctica Comber 1896: 491, pl. 11

Published in: Comber, T. (1896). On the occurrence of endocysts in the genus Thalassiosira. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, series 3 1896: 489-491.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Thalassiosira is Thalassiosira nordenskioeldii Cleve.

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

Type information
Type locality: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Ocean (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1985).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Thalassiosira fallax Meunier 1910
Thalassiosira antarctica var. borealis G.Fryxell, Doucette, & Hubbard 1981

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Johansen, J.R. & Fryxell, G.A. (1985). The genus Thalassiosira (Bacillariophyceae): studies on species occurring south of the Antarctic Convergence Zone. Phycologia 24(2): 155-179, 81 figs, 2 tables.

Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Witon, E. & Witkowski, A. (2006). Holocene diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from Faeroe Islands Fjords, Northern Atlantic Ocean. II. Distribution and taxonomy of marine taxa with special reference to benthic forms. Diatom Research 21(1): 175-215.

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Fryxell, G.A., Doucette, G.J. & Hubbard, G.F. (1981). The genus Thalassiosira : The bipolar diatom T. antarctica Comber. Botanica Marina 24: 321-335.
Gogorev, R.M., Pushina, Z.V., Melles, M. & S.R.Verkulich (2010). New Thalassiosira species (Bacillariophyta) from Holocene sediments of the Bunger Oasis, East Antarctica. Polish Botanical Journal 55(1): 135-147, 32 fig., 2 tables.
Krawczyk, D.W., Witkowski, A., Wroniecki, M., Waniek, J. Kurzydiowski, K.J. & Plocinski, T. (2012). Reinterpretation of two diatom species from the West Greenland margin - Thalssiosira kushirensis and Thalassiosira antarctica var. borealis - hydrological consequences. Marine Micropaleontology 88-89: 1-14.

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