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Euptilota formosissima (Montagne) Kützing

Publication details
Euptilota formosissima (Montagne) Kützing 1849: 671

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
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 information
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.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ptilota formosissima Montagne 1842
Rhodocallis formosissima (Montagne) Kützing 1847
Plumaria formosissima (Montagne) Kuntze 1891

General environment
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).

Key references
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. [1]-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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