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Contents: Authors foreword and acknowledgements/ 1: DIAGNOSES AND DISCUSSIONS OF THE TAXA: Navicula Bory sensu stricto/ Section I: Navicula (128 taxa)/ Section II: Alinea nov. sect. (22 taxa)/ From Navicula sensu lato separated 10 genera: Hippodonta Lange-Bertalot et al., Craticula Grunow, Geissleria Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin, Neidiopsis Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin, Mayamaea Lange-Bertalot, Adlafia Lange-Bertalot, Decussata (Patrick) Lange-Bertalot, Fistulifera Lange-Bertalot, Aneumastus Mann & Stickle, Haslea Simonsen/ Frustulia Rabenhorst/ 2: KEYS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE TAXA: Navicula sensu stricto, Section I: Navicula/ Navicula sensu stricto, Section II: Alinea/ Navicula groupings corresponding to ecological conditions/ Hippodonta/ Craticula/ Geissleria/ Mayamaea/ Adlafia/ Neidiopsis, Decussata/ Fistulifera, Haslea/ Aneumastus/ Frustulia/ 3: LATIN DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW TAXA/ 4: REFERENCES/ 5: PLATES (with indication of the arrangement of the genera)/ INDEX. From the author's foreword: A revision and synopsis of Navicula sensu stricto, another 10 genera previously included in Navicula sensu lato, and of Frustulia. Covers the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, with emphasis on Europe. The revision however is more general in its coverage of the temperate and colder zones, and includes some remarks on taxa from the (sub-)tropics. Additionally, reference to the diatom floras of the Pleistocene and Neogene (Tertiary) are made. It is very interesting to compare the fossil flora with recent diatom communities. Some species have traversed the several million years to the present, but other species seem to have become extinct, as we have not been able to find them in recent material.
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