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Odontella aurita
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Centrales
Suborder: Biddulphiineae
Family: Eupodiscaceae
C. A. Agardh 1832

Eupodiscaceae is a diatom family (Bacillariophyceae) present both in marine and freshwater habitats[1][2] Odontella is the only genera in this family with typical marine species. However, Round et al. (1990) placed Odontella in Triceratiaceae (Schutt) Lemmermann, order Triceratiales Round and Crawford, subclass Biddulphiophycidae Round and Crawford.[3] The taxonomic status of this family is unclear and disputed.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tomas, C. R., Hasle G. R., Syvertsen, E. E., Steidinger, K. A., Tangen, K., Throndsen, J., Heimdal, B. R., (1997). Identifying Marine Phytoplankton,pp. 858. Academic Press.
  2. ^ Simonsen, R., (1979). The diatom system: Ideas on phylogeny, Bacillaria 2:9-71.
  3. ^ a b Round, F. E., Crawford, R. M., Mann, D. G., (1990). The Diatoms, Biology and Morphology of the Genera, pp. 747. Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Sims, Patricia; Witkowski, Jakub (December 2012). "Generic limits within the Eupodiscaceae: I. Observations on three unusual species of Cerataulus , with reference to the type species, C. turgidus". Diatom Research. 27 (4): 223–236. doi:10.1080/0269249X.2012.720613. Retrieved 8 February 2015.