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Actinella F.W. Lewis 1864, pg. 343
Generitype T: Actinella punctata F.W. Lewis 1863
Designated by ICBN 1956 (ref. 006916), p. 200
Year Designated 1956
Nomenclatural status nom. cons.
Recent revisions Kociolek et al. (1997) (ref. 006813)
Comments Originally monotypic. Name conserved (see ICBN 1956, p. 200, ref. 006916). Name conserved vs. Actinella Pers. 1807 (nom. rej.) and Actinella Jussieu (nom. rej.). Originally monotypic. Tibiella Bessey 1899, new name for Lewis's genus, became nomenclaturally superfluous in 1956 when Actinella Lewis was conserved.
Published in

Lewis, F.W. 1864  (ref. 610)

On some new and singular intermediate forms of Diatomaceae.

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol:15, 336-346.