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.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 9 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 7 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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Created: 22 September 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 October 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 June 2017.