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Climacosphenia Ehrenberg, 1841

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Mediophyceae
Subclass Biddulphiophycidae
Order Toxariales
Family Climacospheniaceae

Holotype species: Climacosphenia moniligera Ehrenberg

Original publication and holotype designation: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1843). Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Süd-und Nord-Amerika. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1841: 291-466, pls 1-4.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. & Mann, D.G. (1990). The Diatoms: Biology and morphology of the genera. pp. i-xi, 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Numbers of names and species: There are 9 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 6 have been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

Climacosphenia australis Kützing C 
Climacosphenia catena Shaboldt C 
Climacosphenia elegans Mereschkowsky C 
Climacosphenia elongata Mereschkowsky U 
Climacosphenia elongata Bailey C 
Climacosphenia linearis Janisch & Rabenhorst S 
Climacosphenia moniligera Ehrenberg C - type
Climacosphenia siciliana Mereschkowsky C 
Climacosphenia truncata Hustedt ex Simonsen Mereschkowsky P 

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