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Tabellaria C.G. Ehrenberg ex F.T. Kutzing 7/9 Nov 1844, pg. 127
Generitype LT: Tabellaria fenestrata (Lyngbye) Kutzing 1844 (= Diatoma fenestratum Lyngbye 1819)
Designated by Boyer (000155), p. 151
Year Designated 1927
Nomenclatural status valid
Recent revisions Knudson 1952 (ref. 002747)
Comments In Ehrenberg 1840 (ref. 000293) p. 217, the name Tabellaria is introduced with the Latin description of 2 species, Tabellaria ? amphicephala, Tabellaria trinodis, and the citation of Tabellaria bacillum (no description but reference to a previously published paper). No type is designated. It is not validly published in Ehrenberg 1840 because a generic description is lacking. The genus name became validly published in Kützing 1844, pg. 127 (ref. 000595), where a description of the genus is given. Seven species of Tabellaria are included in Kützing 1844 (including T. flocculosa, the first of them), no type is designated. Tabellaria flocculosa is given by Kützing 1844 as a possible synonym of Tabellaria trinodis Ehrenberg. Although this species may be the only one of Ehrenberg's original species included by Kützing in the genus, Kützing does not designate it as the type. Farr et al. (1979) and Round, Crawford & Mann (1990) are incorrect when giving T. flocculosa as the type. Boyer's choice of Tabellaria fenestrata is in accordance to ICBN Art. 10.2, has priority over Farr et al. (1979)'s choice, and should be followed.
Published in

Kützing, F.T. 1844  (ref. 595)

Die Kieselschaligen. Bacillarien oder Diatomeen.

Nordhausen. 152 pp., 30 pls.