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Jania mexicana W.R.Taylor

Publication details
Jania mexicana W.R.Taylor 1945: 197, pl. 60

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Jania is Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Jania pacifica Areschoug

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

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Bahía Petatlán, Guerrero, Mexico (Taylor 1945: 197, 198). Holotype: W.R. Taylor no. 34-569; 2 Mar. 1934; littoral on rocks in the surf. Hancock Foundation (Taylor 1945: 197, 198). Notes: According to Dawson (1953: 120), Taylor 34-569 was in box 3631 in the Allan Hancock Foundation Herbarium now at LAM.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Jania mexicana W.R.Taylor)
North America: Mexico (Dawson 1953).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Source of current name
Silva, P.C., Meñez, E.G. & Moe, R.L. (1987). Catalog of the benthic marine algae of the Philippines. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences 27: [i-ii] iii-iv, 1-179, 2 figs, 1 table.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 July 2019.

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