Navicella is a genus
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

 of fungi in the family Massariaceae
The Massariaceae are a family of fungi in the order Pleosporales. Taxa have a cosmopolitan distribution, but are better known in more temperate zones. Although the family is poorly known, it have been suggested that they are saprobic in wood and bark, with a few species being weak pathogens....

. "Navicella" is Italian for "small ship", and also found in English in reference to a mosaic
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral...

 by Giotto in St Peter's, Rome, now so often restored as to be effectively lost. In the 19th century the genus of molluscs now called Septaria
Septaria (gastropod)
Septaria is a genus of freshwater or sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Neritidae.-Species:Species within the genus Septaria include:* Septaria borbonica - type species* Septaria janelli...

were known as "Navicella".

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