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Spatangidium A. de Brebisson 1857, pg. 296
Generitype LT: Spatangidium arachne A. de Brébisson 1857
Designated by Hernandez-Becerril 1992, p. 278 (ref. 006829)
Year Designated 1992
Nomenclatural status valid
Recent revisions
Comments Not verified by us (information from Farr et al. 1979). P. Compère (pers. com., 1998) verified this publication, and confirmed that 4 species are included in the genus, S. arachne, S. flabellatum, S. heptactis, H. peltatum, all of them are described and illustrated, no type is designated. Genus also described in Brébisson 1858 (ref. 007056), p. 93, with the same species included, and no type indicated. Hanna (unpubl. ms) made a note that the paper might have first appeared in Ann. Sci. Nat. Ser. 4, Bot. vol. 9, 1851, pp. 91-96, pl. 14 (not verified by us)
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Brébisson, A. de. 1857  (ref. 158)

Refermant la description de quelques nouvelles Diatomées observées dans le Guano de Pérou, et formant genre Spatangidium

Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie, 1st series, Caen, Vol:2, 292-298, pl. III