Chaetoceros peruvianus Brightwell 1856

Chaetoceros peruvianus Brightwell

Current name: Chaetoceros peruvianus Brightwell
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Publication Details
Chaetoceros peruvianus Brightwell 1856: 107, pl. VII [7]: figs 16-18 (as 'peruvianum')

Published in: Brightwell, T. (1856). On the filamentous long-horned Diatomaceae, with a description of two new species. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, London 4: 105-109, 1 pl. [pl. VII].

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetoceros is Chaetoceros tetrachaeta Ehrenberg.

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

Type Information
Type locality: In guano from Callao, Peru; (Brightwell 1856: 107)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 08 June 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 June 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 26 May 2024

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