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Nitzschia A.H. Hassall 1845, pg. 435
Generitype T: Nitzschia elongata A.H. Hassall 1845. Nom. illeg. (= Bacillaria sigmoidea C.L. Nitzsch 1817, N. sigmoidea (C.L. Nitzsch) W.Smith 1853)
Designated by ICBN 1956 (ref. 006916), p. 201
Year Designated 1956
Nomenclatural status nom. cons.
Recent revisions Hasle 1964 (ref. 002451), Hasle 1965 (ref. 002452, 002453)
Comments Name conserved vs. Sigmatella Kutzing 1833 (nom. rej. nomenclatural synonym) and Homoeocladia Agardh 1927 (nom. rej., taxonomic synonym) (see ICBN 1956, p. 201, ref. 006916). Originally monotypic.
Published in

Hassall, A.H. 1845  (ref. 469)

A history of the British Freshwater Algae (including descriptions of the Diatomaceae and Desmidiaceae) with upwards of one hundred Plates. I. Text.

Taylor, Walton, and Maberly, London. 462 pp.