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The diatom bibliography of B.V.Skvortzov

During the meeting of UK diatomists in Norfolk (November 5 - 7th 1999), there was some discussion on the taxonomy of diatom material from Asia. Interest was expressed in the work of B.V. Skvortzov who collected extensively in the Far East and described many new genera and species.

As Professor Fritsch received some papers directly from the author, many of the illustrations were entered into what was then his personal filing system. This gradually developed into what is now the Fritsch Collection. Later, Dr John Lund made a great effort to collect other, and subsequent, publications to provide a more complete record of Skvortzov’s work.

From Skvortzov's long list of algal publications we have collated a list of those in our author catalogue that clearly relate to diatoms. We do not claim to have a complete list, even of the diatom papers, so if you have any relating to freshwater diatoms or other algae that are not shown here, we would be most grateful for the reference.

Little is known about the whereabouts of any type slides, samples, or other material. If any are still in existence, we would be glad to know, as this would allow taxonomists to compare them with possible later synonyms. Failing this, maybe diatomists working within the same regions could try to revisit some of the locations to see if they can find and study the same forms.

References

(The spelling of the author’s name can vary depending on the transliteration from the Cyrillic. Marine figures, as in ‘Ceylon Diatoms Part 2’, have not been entered.)

Skvortzov, B.V. 1927, Diatoms from Tientsin, North China. Journal of Botany, London, 1927, 102-109, 28 figs.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1928, Diatoms from Khingan, North Manchuria, China. Philippine Journal of Science, 35(1), 39-51, 5 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1928, Ein Beitrag zur Bacillariaceen-flora der nordöstlichen Mongolei. Hedwigia, 68, 311-314

Skvortzov, B.V. 1928, Diatoms from ponds of Peking. Peking Society of Natural History, Bulletin, 3, 43 48, 1 pl.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1929, A contribution to the Algae. Primorsk District of Far East, USSR. Diatoms of Hanka Lake. Memoirs of the Southern Ussuri Branch of the State Russian Geographical Society, 66 p., 8 pls. & fig. A. (In Russian). V1adivostok.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1929, Freshwater diatoms from Korea, Japan. Philippine Journal of Science, 38(3), 283-289, 1 pl.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1929, Marine Diatoms from Dairen, South Manchuria. Philippine Journal of Science, 38(4), 419-430, 2 pl. Skvortzov, B.V. 1929, Diatoms from Dalai-nor Lake, eastern Mongolia. Philippine Journal of Science, 41(1), 31-37, 2 pl.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1929, On some diatoms from Seiko Lake of Chosen, Japan. Journal of Chosen Natural History Soc. 8, 1-6, 1 pl.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1929, Freshwater diatoms from Amoy, South China. The China Journal, 11(1), 40 44. Skvortzov, B.V. 1929 (1930), Alpine Diatoms from Fukien Province, South China. Philippine Journal of Science, 41(l), 39 49, 3 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1930, Notes on Ceylon Diatoms. 1. Annals of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya (The Ceylon Journal of Science, Section A Botany), 11(3), 251 260, 3 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1931, Marine littoral diatoms from environs of Vladivostok. Philippine Journal of Science, 47(1), 129-150, 6 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1932, Notes on Ceylon Diatoms 2. Annals of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Peradeniya (The Ceylon Journal of Science, Sect. A Botany), 11(4), 333 338, 2 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1935, Diatoms from Poyang Lake, Hunan, China. Philippine Journal of Science, 57(4), 465 478, 3 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1935, Diatoms from Calcutta, India. Philippine Journal of Science, 58(2), 179-192, 1 pl.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1936(1937), Diatoms from Kizaki Lake, Honshu Island, Nippon. Philippine Journal of Science, 61(l), 9-73, 16 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1936(1937), Diatoms from Biwa Lake, Honshu Island, Nippon. Philippine Journal of Science, 61(2), 253 296, 8 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1937, Diatoms from Ikeda Lake, Stasuma Province, Kiusu Island, Nippon Philippine J. Sci., 62, 191-218

Skvortzov, B.V. 1937, Notes on fossil diatoms from New South Wales, Australia. Fossil diatoms from diatomaceous earth, Cooma, N.S.W. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales, 62, 175-180

Skvortzov, B.V. 1937, Neogene Diatoms from Eastern Shantung. Bull. Geol. Soc. China 17(1-4), 193-204, 2 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V., 1937, Neogene Diatoms from Saga Prefecture, Kiushiu Island, Nippon. Mem. Coll. Sci., Kyoto Imp. Univ., ser B, 12, 157-174

Skvortzov, B.V., 1937, Neogene Diatoms from Wamura, Nagano Prefecture, Central Nippon. Mem. Coll. Sci., Kyoto Imp. Univ., ser B, 12, 137-156

Skvortzov, B.V. 1937, Subaerial diatoms from Hangchow, Chekiang Province, China. Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., 7(6), 219-228, 1 pl.

Skvortzov, B. V. 1937, Bottom Diatoms from Olhon Gate of Baikal Lake, Siberia. Philippine Journal of Science, 62 (3), 293 377, 18 Pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1938, Diatoms from Argun River, Hsing An Pei Province, Manchoukuo. Philippine Journal of Science, 66(l), 43 72, 2 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1938, Diatoms from Chengtu, Szechwan, Western China, Philippine Journal of Science, 66(4), 479 496, 4 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1938, Notes on the algal flora of New Zealand, 1. Freshwater Diatoms from New Zealand Philippine J. Sci. 67, 167-175

Skvortzov, B.V. 1938, Diatoms from a peat bog in Lianchiho river valley, Eastern Siberia. Philippine Journal of Science, 66(2), 161-182, 3 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1938, Diatoms from a mountain bog, Koalingtze, Pin-chiang-Sheng Province, Manchoukuo. Philippine Journal of Science, 66(3), 343-362, 2 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1938, Diatoms collected by Mr Yoshikazu Okada in Nippon. 1. Mountain bog diatoms from Prov. Sinano. Journal of Japanese Botany, 14(1), 204-217

Skvortzov, B.V. 1967. Notes on Ceylon Diatoms. III. Ceylon J. Sci. (Bio.Sci.), 6(2), 222-224

Skvortzov, B.V., 1969. Siberian and Chinese freshwater diatoms new to science. Botanischer Notiser, 122, 375-379

Skvortzov, B.V., 1969. Diatoms from Yenisei River and its tributaries, middle part of Siberia, Western Asia. Philippine Journal of Science, 98(1), 57-113, 22pls.

Skvortzov, B.V., 1971. On some new freshwater diatoms from Soochow, Prov. Kiangsu, Middle China. Quarterly. J. Taiwan Museum, 24, 59-65.

Skvortzov, B.V., 1975. Subaerial diatom flora from Hongkong, Eastern Asia Quart. J. Taiwan Mus., 28 (3&4), 407-430

Skvortzov, B.V., 1976. Moss diatoms flora from River Gan in the northern part of Great Khingan Mountains, China, with description of a new genera Porosularia gen.nov. from Northern and Southern China (First Part). Quarterly. J. Taiwan Museum, 29, 111-152.

In collaboration

Skvortzov,B.V. & Meyer, K.I. (1928), A contribution to the diatoms of Baikal Lake. Proceedings of the Sungaree River Biological Station, 1(5), 39-55, 3 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. & Noda, M., 1970, New and little known varieties of Pinnularia viridis (Nitz.) Ehr. in Eastern and Arctic Europe and Asia. Sci. Rep. Niigata Univ. Ser.D. (Biology), 7, 37-47

Skvortzov, B.V. & Noda, M., 1971, On recent and fossil fresh-water diatoms from Japan I. Sci. Rep. Niigata Univ. Ser.D. (Biology), 8, 1-11

Skvortzov, B.V. & Noda, M., 1971, On recent and fossil fresh-water diatoms from Japan II. Sci. Rep. Niigata Univ. Ser.D. (Biology), 8, 13-27

Skvortzov, B.V. & M. Noda, 1971. On recent freshwater and fossil diatoms floras of Korea. Sci. Rep. Niigata Univ. Ser.D. (Biology), 8, 29-34

The following are not added to the Fritsch Collection but are in the FBA library:

Skvortzov, B.V. 1932 Diatoms from the Bottom of the sea of Japan. Philippine Journal of Science, 47(2), 265 280, 4 pls.

Skvortzov, B.V. 1932, Marine Diatoms from the Kanazawa Oyster Experimental Station. Philippine Journal of Science, 47(1), 119-127, 2 pls.