Phyllotylus siculus Kützing
Phyllophora sicula (Kützing) Guiry & L.M.Irvine upper subtidal, Costa da Morte, Galicia, Spain, 2008
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Phyllotylus siculus Kützing 1847: 5
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllotylus is Phyllotylus membranifolius (Goodenough & Woodward) Kützing.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phyllophora sicula (Kützing) Guiry & L.M.Irvine
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of Sicily (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Epilithic, lower littoral in pools, rarely emergent, sublittoral to 15 m; tolerant of sand cover (Dixon & Irvine 1977. - (17 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Sicily, Italy (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 225). Lectotype: L 941.183.58 (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 225). Notes: See also Guiry & Irvine (1976: 284).
Source of current name
Guiry, M.D. & Irvine, L.M. (1976). A first record of the red alga Phyllophora sicula (Kützing) comb. nov. (P. palmettoides J. Agardh) from Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 18: 284.
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, -252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Created: 05 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 May 2010 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 November 2018.