Nitzschia elongata Hassal, nom. illeg. 1845
Nitzschia elongata Hassal 1845: 435, pl. 102: fig. 12, nom. illeg.
Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1845). A history of the British freshwater algae, including descriptions of the Desmideae and Diatomaceae. With upwards of one hundred plates, illustrating the various species. Vol. I. pp. [i]-viii, [i]-462, [ i , err.]. London, Edinburgh, Paris & Leipzig: S. Highley, H. Baillière; Sunderland & Knox; J.B. Baillière; T.O. Weigel.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), elongated (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet for Bacillaria sigmoidea Nitzsch, 1816. - (19 Oct 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Created: 24 September 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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Hantzsch, C.A. (1860). Neue Bacillarien: Nitzschia vivax var. elongata, Cymatopleura nobilis. Hedwigia 2(7): 1-40, pl. 6.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 January 2021.