Mastocarpus spinosus Kützing
Mastocarpus spinosus Kützing 1847: 24
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mastocarpus is Mastocarpus mamillosus (Goodenough & Woodward) Kützing.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus spinosus (Kützing) Guiry
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: California [Monterey Co., California, USA; Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139] (Kützing 1847: 24). Lectotype: Dr T. Coulter; 1831-1833; L 941.27.143 (Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139).
Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Created: 05 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 April 2008 by M.D. 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 10 December 2018.