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BACILLARIOPHYCEAE Haeckel, 1878 (diatoms)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

BIDDULPHIALES Krieger, 1954 (an order of diatoms) Order  
BIDDULPHIACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of diatoms) Family  
Biddulphia S.F.Gray, 1821 (a genus of diatoms)
Biddulphia baileyii (a diatom), eg: Biddulphia baileyii (a diatom) - Diatom
Genus 1 ident refs
COSCINODISCALES Round & Crawford, 1990 (an order of diatoms) Order  
COSCINODISCACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of centric diatoms) Family  
Coscinodiscus wailesii Gran & Angst, 1931 (Streaming Blobby Snotters) Species 1 ident refs
CYMBELLALES (an order of diatoms) Order  
CYMBELLACEAE (a family of diatoms) Family  
Unidentified Cymbella (Unidentified Cymbella Diatoms)
GOMPHONEMATACEAE (a family of diatoms) Family  
Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngb.) M. Schmidt, 1899 (a diatom ("rock snot"))
Frustule - equatorial focus
Unidentified Gomphonema (Unidentified Gomphonema Diatoms)
EUNOTIALES (an order of diatoms) Order  
EUNOTIACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of diatoms) Family  
Eunotia pectinalis (Dillwyn) Rabenh., 1864 (a diatom)
Diatom chain
Unidentified Eunotia (Unidentified Eunotia Diatoms)
FRAGILARIALES Silva, 1962 sensu emend. (an order of diatoms)
FRAGILARIACEAE (a family of diatoms), eg: Unidentified Asterionella (Unidentified Asterionella Planktonic Diatoms) - Colony
NAVICULALES Bessey, 1907 sensu emend. (an order of diatoms) Order  
NAVICULACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of diatoms) Family  
Unidentified Navicula (Unidentified Navicula Diatoms) Unidentified  
PINNULARIACEAE (a family of diatoms) Family  
Pinnularia mesolepta (Ehrenb.) W. Sm., 1853 (a diatom) Species  
Parlibellus protracta (Grunow) A. Witkowski, H. Lange-Bertalot & D. Metzeltin, 2000 (a diatom) Species  
STRIATELLALES Round, 1990 (an order of diatoms) Order  
STRIATELLACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of diatoms) Family  
Striatella unipunctata (Lyngbye) C.Agardh, 1832 (a marine diatom)
Living animal
SURIRELLALES DG. Mann, 1990 (an order of diatoms) Order  
SURIRELLACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of diatoms) Family  
Surirella biseriata Bréb. in Bréb. et Godey, 1835 (a diatom)
TABELLARIALES Round, 1990 (an order of diatoms) Order  
TABELLARIACEAE Kützing, 1844 (a family of diatoms) Family  
Unidentified Tabellaria (Unidentified Tabellaria Diatoms)
Unidentified Bacillariophyceae (Unidentified Diatoms)
Living plant

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

DIADIST: Diatom and Desmid Identification by Shape and Texture: DIADIST: Diatom and Desmid Identification by Shape and Texture
Barber, H.G. & Haworth, E.Y., 1981 A Guide to the Morphology of the Diatom Frustule
Cox, E.J., 1996 Identification of Freshwater Diatoms from live material
Donkin, A.S., 1858 On a species of filamentous diatom new to Britain
Gregory, W., 1854 Notice of the new forms and varieties of known forms occurring in the Diatomaceous earth of Mull; with remarks on the classification of the Diatomaceae
Gregory, W., 1855 On a post-Tertiary lacustrine sand containing Diatomaceous Exuviae from Glenshira, near Inverary
Gregory, W., 1856 On the post-Tertiary Diatomaceous sand of Glenshira Part II. Containing an account of a number of additional undescribed species
Greville, R.K., 1859 Descriptions of new species of British Diatomaceae, chiefly observed by the late Professor Gregory
Hartley, B., Barber, H.G. & Carter, J.R., 1996 An Atlas of British Diatoms
Hingley, M., 1993 Microscopic Life in Sphagnum
Norman, G., 1860 On some undescribed species of Diatomaceae
Smith, W., 1853 A Synopsis of the British Diatomaceae
van Heurck (translated Baxter, W.E.), 1896 A treatise on the Diatomaceae


Gregory, W., 1856 Notice of some new species of British fresh-water Diatomaceae
van Vuuren, S.J., Taylor, J., Gerber, A. & van Ginkel, C., 2006 Easy identification of the most common freshwater algae. A guide for the identification of microscopic algae in South African freshwaters.


Donkin, A.S., 1858 On the Marine Diatomaceae of Northumberland with a description of eighteen new species
Donkin, A.S., 1861 On the Marine Diatomaceae of Northumberland with a description of several new species
Gregory, W., 1857 New forms of marine Diatomaceae found in the Firth of Clyde and in Loch Fine
Lebour, M.V., 1930 The Planktonic Diatoms of Northern Seas
Roper, F.C.S., 1858 Notes on some new species and varieties of British marine Diatomaceae
Sykes, J.B., 1981 An Illustrated guide to the Diatoms of British Coastal Plankton
Kraberg, A., Baumann, M. & Claus-Dieter, D., 2010 Coastal Phytoplankton
Apstein, C. & Brandt, K.A.H. (eds), 1908 Botanischer Teil
Horner, R.A., 2002 Taxonomic guide to some common Marine Phytoplankton

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 general literature references to BACILLARIOPHYCEAE (diatoms)

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