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Orthoseira G.H.K. Thwaites Mar 1848, pg. 167
Generitype T: Melosira americana F.T. Kützing 1844 (= Orthoseira americana (Kützing) Spaulding & Kociolek 1998).
Designated by Thwaites (000886)
Year Designated 1848
Nomenclatural status valid
Recent revisions Spaulding & Kociolek (in press)
Comments Type by original designation. Two species are included: Melosira americana Kützing (designated by Thwaites as the type) and Orthoseira dickieii Thwaites (newly described). Transfer of M. americana to Orthoseira not done in Thwaites.
Published in

Thwaites, G.H.K. 1848  (ref. 886)

Further observations on the Diatomaceae with descriptions of new genera and species.

Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 2nd series,, Vol:1, 161-172, pl. 11, 12.