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Amphicampa (C.G. Ehrenberg) J. Ralfs in A. Pritchard 1861, p. 765
Generitype T: Amphicampa mirabilis Ehrenberg ex Ralfs in Pritchard 1861
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Comments Type by monotypy. Name first introduced in Ehrenberg 1854 (Mikrogeologie, Text, ref. 000300) p. 373, as a subdivision of Eunotia. Two species are illustrated on pl. 33,VII/1,2 (ref. 000966) (as Amphicampa eruca, and Amphicampa mirabilis). Ralfs in Pritchard 1861 (ref. 001063) p. 765 elevated it to genus rank, provided a description of the genus, described A. mirabilis and cited A. eruca as a synonym of A. mirabilis. Ehrenberg 1870 (ref. 000309) p. 43 presents it as a new genus and provides a Latin description; the genus name, however, was already validly published in Ralfs in Pritchards 1861. Farr et al. 1979 (ref. 006663), p. 70, give Amphicampa mirabilis (Ehr.) Ralfs as the holotype. Boyer (1927) (ref. 000155), p. 226 gives Amphicampa eruca (Ehr.) Ralfs as the type.
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Pritchard, A. 1861  (ref. 1063)

A history of infusoria, living and fossil: arranged according to Die infusionsthierchen of C.G. Ehrenberg; containing colored engravings, illustrative of all the genera, and descriptions of all the species in that work, with several new ones; to which is appended an account of those recently discovered in the chalk formations. xii.

Edition IV, revised and enlarged by J.T. Arlidge, W. Archer, J. Ralfs, W.C. Williamson and the author. London, Whittaker and Co., 1861. xiii + 968 pp., 40 pls.