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Desmarestia mexicana E.Y.Dawson

Publication details
Desmarestia mexicana E.Y.Dawson 1944: 236, 237, 452, 453, pl. 77

Published in: Dawson, E.Y. (1944). The marine algae of the Gulf of California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 3: i-v, 189-432, pls 31-77.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Desmarestia is Desmarestia aculeata (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmarestia munda subsp. mexicana (E.Y.Dawson) J.N.Norris

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Mexico (Stearn 1992).

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

Taxonomic notes
Yang et al. (2014: 162) note that this is considered to belong to D. herbaceae (Pedroch et al. 2008). - (8 Apr 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Puerto Refugio, Angel de la Guardia Island (Dawson 1944: 236). Not specified: 20 March 1937; Herb. AHF 65 (Dawson 1944: 236). Notes: Dawson (1944: 236) notes that the type specimen was dredged in 15 fathoms.

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Source of current name
Norris, J.N. (2010). Marine algae of the Northern Gulf of California: Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 94: i-x, 1-276.

Key references
Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.

Yang, E.C., Peters, A.F., Kawai, H., Stern, R., Hanyuda, T., Bárbara, I., Müller, D.G., Strittmatter, M., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Küpper, F.C. (2014). Ligulate Desmarestia (Desmarestiales, Phaeophyceae) revisited: D. japonica sp. nov. and D. dudresnayi differ from D. ligulata. Journal of Phycology 50(1): 149-166.

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