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Fucus muscoides (A.D.Cotton) Feldmann & Magne, nom. illeg.

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus


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Fucus muscoides (A.D.Cotton) Feldmann & Magne
Original plate. 01 Jan 0001. Royal Irish Academy. © Royal Irish Academy.


Publication details
Fucus muscoides (A.D.Cotton) Feldmann & Magne 1964: 16, nom. illeg.

Published in: Feldmann, J. & Magne, M.F. (1964). Additions a l'inventaire de la flore marine de Roscoff algues, champignons, lichens. Travaux Station Biologique de Roscoff, Nouvelle Série 15(New supplement): 1-23 (+ 5).

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus cottonii M.J.Wynne & Magne

Fucus vesiculosus var. muscoides Cotton

Type information
Syntype localities: Clew Bay and Achill Sound, Co. Mayo, Ireland (Cotton 1912: 96, 126). Type: "on firm peat, near extreme high-water mark". BM (Cotton 1912: 126). Notes: Ireland: Clare Island (INA). Type specimen (in BM) corresponds to Cotton's (1912) pl. VI, fig. 1 (Wynne & Magne, 1991: 59).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling a moss (Neal 1993).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus muscoides Linnaeus - (18 Nov 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Magne, F. (1991). Concerning the name Fucus muscoides (Cotton) J. Feldmann et Magne. Cryptogamie, Algologie 12: 55-65.

Key references
Sheehy Skeffington, M. & Curtis, T.G.F. (2000). The Atlantic element in Irish salt marshes. In: Biodiversity: the Irish dimension. (Rushton, B. Eds), pp. 179-196. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.

Created: 11 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 21 May 2014 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Fuentes, J.M. & Niell, F.X. (1985). La entidad taxonómica de Fucus muscoides (Cotton) Feldmann: interpretación de un experimento de trasplante. Investigacion Pesquera 49(3): 435-438.
Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2001). A muscoides-like Fucus from a Maine salt marsh: its origin, ecology and taxonomic implications. Rhodora 103(914): 172-201.
Wynne, M.J. & Magne, F. (1991). Concerning the name Fucus muscoides (Cotton) J. Feldmann et Magne. Cryptogamie, Algologie 12: 55-65.

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