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    Cymatopleura solea W. Smith

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May 19, 2020 - Sinking of Cymatopleura

From 2011 to 2020, the genus Cymatopleura was recognized on Diatoms of North America. Based on a molecular phylogeny, Ruck et al. (2016) demonstrated that Cymatopleura is nested within the Surirella lineage. Therefore, in order to maintain a classification that reflects monophyletic groups, Cymatopleura was subsumed into Surirella. We are now in the process of effecting the transfer of Cymatopleura species to Surirella. - S. Spaulding

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Spaulding, S., Edlund, M. (2008). Cymatopleura. In Diatoms of North America. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://diatoms.org/genera/cymatopleura