Paulsilvella, Sartoni & Boddi, 2002
Holotype species: Paulsilvella huveorum Woelkerling, Sartoni & Boddi
Original publication and holotype designation: Woelkerling, W.J., Sartoni, G. & Boddi, S. (2002). Paulsilvella huveorum gen. et sp. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Holocene of Somalia and Kenya, with a reassessment of Lithothrix antiqua from the Late Pleistocene of Mauritius. Phycologia 41: 358-373.
Precise date of publication11 Sept 2002
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
According to Woelkerling et al. (2002: 371), Paulsilvella belongs to the subfamily Lithophylloideae. Wynne & Schneider (2010: 294) place it in the subfamily Corallinoideae. - (6 Jul 2011) - Wendy Guiry
Currently includes a single fossil species. - (15 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Paulsilvella belongs to the order Corallinales as described by Woelkerling in Womersley (1996:146), possessing tetrasporangia with zonately arranged spores within uniporate conceptacles and secondary pit-connections between cells of contiguous vegetative filaments, but lacking genicula and cell fusions; differing from other such genera in possessing protuberant branches that resemble a series of fused beads and are entirely monomerous, with a core region composed of single arching tiers of elongate, columnar cells alternating with two tiers of short, noncolumnar cells.The most recent alteration to this page was made on 15 Mar 2018 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, of which 2 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 03 October 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 March 2018 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 20 April 2019.