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Comments on the priority of Fryxelliella pacifica over Fryxelliella sepulvedana (Eupodiscaceae, Bacillariophyta)

David U. Hernández-Becerril, Sofía A. Barón-Campis


In 2008 two new species of the diatom genus Fryxelliella A.K.S. Prasad, Riddle et Livingston (1997: 306) were independently described from the tropical Mexican Pacific Ocean: Fryxelliella pacifica Hernández-Becerril et Barón-Campis (Hernández-Becerril & Barón-Campis 2008: 150) and F. sepulvedana Meave, Zamudio et Fernandes (Meave et al. 2008: 179). The types of both species were collected at Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico.


Fryxelliella pacifica, Fryxelliella sepulvedana, Eupodiscaceae, Bacillariophyta

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

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