Morphological observations and emended description of amphora micrometra from the bolivian altiplano, South America

Éva Ács, Luc Ector, Keve T. Kiss, Csaba Cserháti, Eduardo A. Morales, Zlatko Levkov

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Abstract

A population of Amphora micrometra Giffen, collected in September 2002 from different habitats in Laguna Blanca in the Bolivian Altiplano, South America, has been examined using light transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The original description of this species is incomplete and insufficient to characterize the taxon in the light of the newly collected ultrastructural data. The holotype of A. micrometra was examined during the present study and compared to Bolivian specimens. An emended diagnosis of A. micrometra using all available information is provided. A taxonomic discussion based on available literature and the ecology of the taxon is also presented herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-212
Number of pages14
JournalDiatom Research
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Amphora micrometra
  • Andes
  • Bacillariophyceae
  • Bolivia
  • Laguna Blanca
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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