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Pterothamnion pectinatum (Kylin) Athanasiadis & Kraft

Publication details
Pterothamnion pectinatum (Kylin) Athanasiadis & Kraft 1994: 130

Published in: Athanasiadis, A. & Kraft, G.T. (1994). Description of Pterothamnion squarrulosum (Harvey) comb. nov. from south-eastern Australia and southern New Zealand, with a taxonomic re-assessment of the genera Pterothamnion, Platythamnion and Glandothamnus (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 29: 119-133, 27 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterothamnion is Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Platythamnion pectinatum Kylin

Type information
Lectotype locality: Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.A. (Athanasiadis 1996: 61). Lectotype: H. Kylin; July 1922; dredged at 5-10 fathoms. GB sine numero (Athanasiadis 1996: 61). Notes: Athanasiadis (1996: 61) has selected Friday Harbor as the type locality from amongst the syntype localities.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Pterothamnion Section Pterothamnion

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Platythamnion pectinatum Kylin 1925

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Platythamnion pectinatum var. laxum W.R.Taylor 1945

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 127: 1-221.

Murru, M. & Sandgren, C.D. (2004). Habitat matters for inorganic carbon acquisition in 38 species of red macroalgae (Rhodophyta) from Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Journal of Phycology 40: 837-845, 2 figs, 1 table.

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