Morphology of two Mastogloia species (Bacillariophyta) from Lac de Guiers (Senegal) and comparison with the type material of M. braunii.
Abstract. Two Mastogloia Thwaites ex W.Sm. taxa were found during a survey of the diatom flora
of Lac de Guiers, Senegal. Based on all currently available literature, one taxon could be identified as
M. belaensis M.Voigt, a species formerly described from Pakistan. The second species showed some
resemblance to M. braunii Grunow. Analysis of the type of M. braunii revealed, however, important
morphologic differences, leading to the description of a new species from the Senegal population:
M. senegalensis Van de Vijver, Fofana, Sow & Ector sp. nov. The present paper describes this new
species and discusses and illustrates the morphology of M. belaensis and the type of M. braunii. All taxa
are discussed with morphologically similar taxa.
Auteur(s) : Van De Vijver (B), Fofana (CAD), Sow (EH), Cocquyt (C), Blanco (S) & Ector (L)
Pages : 1-23, 69 fig.
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : European Journal of Taxonomy, section Botany,
N° de volume : 374
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : SOW El Hadji