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Gigartina sitchensis (Ruprecht) Yendo

Publication details
Gigartina sitchensis (Ruprecht) Yendo 1916: 57

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastocarpus papillatus (C.Agardh) K├╝tzing

Basionym
Chondrus mamillosus var. sitchensis Ruprecht

Type information
Type locality: Sea of Ochotsk (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: According to Lindstrom et al. (2011: 680), the type locality is presumably Sitka, Alaska.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
According to Lindstrom et al. (2011: 680), this name was first used by Kjellmann 1889:31 but without indicating it was a new combination, nor citing the basionym; [nomen (INA)]. They note that they have been unable to obtain type material of this species. They consider it possible that this is an older name for Mastocarpus alaskensis, although other species of Mastocarpus are also known to occur in the Sitka area. They have encountered a number of instances of misapplication of provenance to old Russian material, so they are reluctant to predict to which species this might belong. - (19 Dec 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Kjellman, F.R. (1889). Om Beringhafvets algflora [About the Bering Sea algae]. Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 23(8): 1-58, pls I-VII.

Lindstrom, S.C., Hughey, J.R. & Martone, P.T. (2011). New, resurrected and redefined species of Mastocarpus (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 50(6): 661-683.

Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

Created: 11 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 December 2011 by Wendy Guiry

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2018.

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