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Microtheca C.G. Ehrenberg 1838, pg. 164, pl.11/fig.10
Generitype T: Microtheca octoceros C.G. Ehrenberg 1838
Designated by Ehrenberg, C.G.(000288)
Year Designated 1838
Nomenclatural status valid
Recent revisions
Comments Type by monotypy. Silva in Farr et al. (1979) indicates that "the type species was originally described as a rotifer; the genus was originally referred to the desmids". Listed in SVL with the comments: "probably not a diatom genus".
Published in

Ehrenberg, C.G. 1838  (ref. 288)

Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen. Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben de Natur

Verlag von Leopold Voss, Leipzig pp. 1-xvii, 1-548, pls. 1-64.