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Stephanodiscus

Mediophyceae - Stephanodiscales - Stephanodiscaceae

Taxonomy
Stephanodiscus was named by Ehrenberg (1846). It is extant. Its type is Stephanodiscus niagarae. It is the type genus of Stephanodiscaceae.

It was assigned to Stephanodiscaceae by Makarova (1986).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1846Stephanodiscus Ehrenberg figs. Plates 1, 2
1986Stephanodiscus Makarova

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukarya
Protoctista
phylumBacillariophytaEngler and Gilg 1924
subphylumBacillariophytinaMedlin and Kaczmarska 2004
RankNameAuthor
classMediophyceaeMedlin and Kaczmarska 2004
subclassThalassiosirophycidaeRound and Crawford
orderStephanodiscalesNikolaev and Harwood
familyStephanodiscaceaeMakarova 1986
genusStephanodiscusEhrenberg 1846

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available