Gigartina ornithorhynchos J.
Gigartina ornithorhynchos J.Agardh 1849: 86
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1849). Algolosgiska bidrag. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 6: 79-89.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus spinosus (Kützing) Guiry
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva (1979: 326) this is the earliest name for “...the complex previously known as G. spinosa (Kützing) Harvey. The latter name, dating from 1853, is untanable because of the prior existance of Gigartina spinosa (Linnaeus) Greville, a binomial dating from 1830 in the synonymy of Eucheuma spinosum (Linnaeus) J. Agardh. The type specimen...was collected by David Douglas in 1833, presumably on the Monterey Peninsula.” See also Silva, Basson & Moe (1996).
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Hab. ad Californiam." [California USA] (Agardh 1849: 86). Lectotype: LD Herb. Alg. Agardh 23708 (Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139). Notes: Lectotypified by Paul C. Silva. Lectotype designated as upper right frond in LD herb. Alg. Agardh 23708 (Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139)
Source of current name
Hughey, J.R. & Hommersand, M.H. (2008). Morphological and molecular systematic study of Chondracanthus (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta) from Pacific North America. Phycologia 47: 124-155.
Created: 30 September 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 August 2015 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 15 December 2018.