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Coscinodiscus C.G. Ehrenberg 1839, pg. 128
Generitype T: Coscinodiscus argus C.G. Ehrenberg 1839 (type conserved)
Designated by ICBN 1994 (ref. 006906), p. 120
Year Designated 1994
Nomenclatural status nom. cons.
Recent revisions
Comments Name conserved with a conserved type (see ICBN 1994, p. 120, ref. 006916). Five species of Coscinodiscus in original publication, C. argus, C. centralis, C. lineatus, C. minor, C. patina, no type designated. The type designated by Boyer, 1927 (ref. 000155) p. 41, C. radiatus Ehr., is untenable because it is not one of the original species. Pre-conservation lectotypification with C. argus in Ross & Sims 1974, p. 103 (ref. 005306). Fryxell 1978 (ref. 004158) proposed to conserve Coscinodiscus with a conserved type
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Ehrenberg, C.G. 1839  (ref. 289)

Über die Bildung der Kreidefelsen und des Kreidemergels durch unsichtbare Organismen

Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse, Vol:1838, 59-147, pls. 1-4.