Euptilota formosissima ( ) Kützing
Euptilota formosissima (Montagne) Kützing 1849: 671
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, -922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Euptilota.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Ptilota formosissima Montagne
Type locality: Ins[ulae] Auckland: d'Urville et cl. Hombron [Auckland, New Zealand] (Montagne 1842: 8).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very beautiful, very handsome.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Euptilota formosissima (Montagne) Kützing)
Australia and New Zealand: Antipodes Islands (Nelson 2013), Auckland Islands (Nelson 2013), Campbell Island (Levring 1945, Nelson 2013), Chatham Islands (Nelson 2013), Lord Howe Island (Lewis 1984), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Nelson & Phillips 1996, Adams 1997, Hommersand et al. 2006, Nelson 2012), North Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), Snares Islands/Tini Heke (Nelson 2013), South Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), Stewart Island/Rakiura (Levring 1945, Nelson 2013).
Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Papenfuss 1964).
Hommersand, M.H., Freshwater, D.W., Lopez-Bautista, J.M. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Proposal of the Euptiloteae Hommersand et Fredericq, trib. nov. and transfer of some southern hemisphere Ptiloteae to the Callithamnieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 203-225.
Levring, T. (1945). Marine algae from some Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, N.F., Avd. 2 41(7): 1-36, 1 pl.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.
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