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Craticula A. Grunow 1867, p. 20
Generitype LT: Craticula perrotettii A. Grunow 1867
Designated by Ross in Farr et al. (1979) (ref. 006663)
Year Designated 1979
Nomenclatural status valid
Recent revisions Mann & Stickle 1991 (ref. 006865)
Comments Four species are originally included, and no type is unequivocally designated. A larger treatment is given by Grunow to C. perrotetii which is given as the holotype by Ross in Farr et al. 1979. SVL does not accept this genus: Genus based on monstrosities, vide Pfitzer 1871, p.104-105 (ref. 000754). Hanna (unpubl. ms.) remarked that Cox (Am. Journ. Micr. Pop. Sci. vol. 4, 1879, pp. 97-100) stated that the genus is Stictodesmus Greville and possibly Climaconeis Grunow. He added that all are abnormal forms of Navicula and that C. ehrenbergii of Grunow in N. cuspidata.
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Grunow, A. 1867  (ref. 432)

Reise seiner Majestät Fregatte Novara um die Erde. Botanischer Theil. Band I. Algen.

Wien, aus der Kaiselich-Königlichen Hof-und Staasdruckerei pp. 1-104, pls I, Ia, II-XI