Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability
Catalogue of Diatom Names, On-Line Version, Updated 19 Sep 2011
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The Catalogue of Diatom Names is a relational database of diatom names and publications, compiled by staff at the California Academy of Sciences. It includes a table of genus names, a table of species and infraspecific taxa names, and a table of publications. We have recorded basic nomenclatural information for each name such as authorship, place and date of publication, and nomenclatural status. We have personally verified over 50% of the entries.


Search for Species and Taxa of Infraspecific Ranks

Genus Species
Infraspecific Epithet Publ. Year
Author of Basionym
(author of original description,
or parenthetical author, in most cases)
Author of Combination
(when applicable)
Publication Number
Multiple Pages Brief Records
Single Page Full Records
Use % for wildcard searches, i.e. "marginat%" will return "marginata", "marginatus",
and "marginatolineatus".
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