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Beckerella pectinata (A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp) K.C.Fan & Papenfuss

Publication details
Beckerella pectinata (A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp) K.C.Fan & Papenfuss 1961: 322

Published in: Fan, K.-C. (1961). Morphological studies of the Gelidiales. University of California Publications in Botany 32: [i-iv], 315-368, 15 figs, Plates 33-46.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Beckerella is Beckerella pinnatifida (J.Agardh) Kylin.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ptilophora pectinata (A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp) R.E.Norris

Basionym
Pterocladia lucida f. pectinata A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp

Type information
Type locality: Marouba Bay, New South Wales, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 132). Holotype: (Tronchin, Freshwater & Bolton 2003: 82).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pectinate, with narrow close-set divisions like a comb (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W. & Bolton, J.J. (2003). A re-evaluation of the genera Beckerella and Ptilophora (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 42: 80-89.

Key references
Millar, A.J.K. & Freshwater, D.W. (2005). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of the marine algal order Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) from New South Wales, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Australian Systematic Botany 18: 215-263.

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