Holotype species: Porphyrodiscus simulans Batters
Currently accepted name for the type species: Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) Fries
Original publication and holotype designation: Batters, E.A.L. (1897). New or critical British marine algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 35: 433-440.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Ahnfeltia.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Farnham, W.F. & Fletcher, R.L. (1976). The occurrence of a Porphyrodiscus simulans Batt. phase in the life history of Ahnfeltia plicata (Huds.) Fries. British Phycological Journal 11: 183-190.
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 August 2019.