Book ID: 105753
Annotated Diatom Micrographs. Ed. by Horst Lange - Bertalot. Volume 26: Taxonomy - Biogeography - Diversity: Kulikovskiy, Maxim, Horst Lange - Bertalot and Irina V. Kuznetsova: Lake Baikal: Hotspot of Endemic Diatoms II. 2015. 249 plates (LM/SEM). 656 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 978-3-87429-490-4)
A provisional inventory of achnanthoid, fragilariod, canal - raphediatoms and the genus DIPLONEIS in Lake Baikal. This volume includesrevisions of Baikal diatoms from the following genera: CYMATOPLEURA, NITZSCHIA,DIPLONEIS, EUCOCCONEIS, KARAYEVIA, NUPELA, PLANOTHIDIUM, PLATESSA,POSEUDOSTAUROSIRA and STAUROSIRELLA. Two new genera are described:Popovskayella gen. nov. and Skabitschewskia gen. nov. A guideline wasto illustrate and to name entities than can be easily distinguishedfrom more or less similar taxa living in better investigated regionsof the world. This inventory will also allow to find out where else theseBaikal taxa may occur in Eurasia. From a quite small number of samplesfrom the Skabitschewsky collection, others from the InternationalDarwin Initiative Project 15 years ago and actual own gatherings 160species new to science have been identified, in addition to the 222 species described in the first volume already. It must be kept inmind that in this context 12 genera only have been studied so far indetail in a second step of the investigations.