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Polysiphonia japonica var. forfex (Harvey) Yoon

Publication details
Polysiphonia japonica var. forfex (Harvey) Yoon 1986: 36

Published in: Yoon, H.Y. (1986). A taxonomic study of genus Polysiphonia (Rhodophyta) from Korea. Korean Journal of Phycology 1: 3-86, 32 figs, 12 plates.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus forfex (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Basionym
Polysiphonia forfex Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island., Western Australia (Womersley 2003: 202). Holotype: on Posidonia. Herb. Harvey, TCD (Womersley 2003: 202). Notes: Isotype in BM. [See P. forcipata Harvey]. Lectotype (Womersely, 1979): TCD 15353-4 (Díaz-Tapia, 2017: table 4).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Japan (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Vertebrata forcipata Kuntze 1891

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

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