Sonderophycus capensis ( ) M.J.
Peyssonnelia capensis Montagne South Africa
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Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne 2011: 106
Published in: Wynne, M.J. (2011). A checklist of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: third revision. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 140:  7-166.
Status of name
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Peyssonnelia capensis Montagne
Type locality: Durban, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 210). Type: Drège; Herb. Montagne, PC (Womersley 1994: 155). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Papenfuss (1952: 175) (Silva et al., 1996). According to Womersley (1994:155) the type material was collected at Port Natal, S. Africa.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
"The type specimen of Peysonnelia australis Sonder in MEL is a Peysonnelia and is distinct from the taxon known as Sonderophycus australis (Sonder) Denizot. The latter, which is based on P. australis Sonder, is distinct generically from Peyssonnelia and is therefore re-described as Sonderopelta coriacea gen. et sp. nov. P. australis Sonder is an earlier name for P. gunniana J. Agardh but a synonym of P. capensis Montagne" (Womersley & Sinkora 1981). Silva et al. (1996: 210) cite P. australis as a synonym of P. capensis. - (18 Jul 2013) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 16 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 18 July 2013 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 24 January 2019.