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-ix], 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Numbers of names and species: There are 16 species names in the database at present, of which 6 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is 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 Bailey C
Climacosphenia elongata Mereschkowsky U
Climacosphenia frauenfeldii Grunow in litt. S
Climacosphenia indica Hantzsch U
Climacosphenia linearis Janisch & Rabenhorst S
Climacosphenia littoralis Misra U
Climacosphenia maxima Rabenhorst U
Climacosphenia moniligera Ehrenberg C - type
Climacosphenia pacifica Mereschkowsky U
Climacosphenia ramosa Bailey ms. S
Climacosphenia scimiter A.Mann U
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 14 December 2017.