Lectotype species: Giffordia secunda (Kützing) Batters
Currently accepted name for the type species: Hincksia secunda (Kützing) P.C.Silva
Original publication:Batters, E.A.L. (1893). On the necessity for removing Ectocarpus secundus, Kütz., to a new genus. Grevillea 21: 85-86.
Type designated in Kylin, H. (1947). Die Phaeophyceen der schwedischen Westküste. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 43(4): 1-99, 61 figs, 18 pls.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Hincksia.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Numbers of names and species: There are 38 species names in the database at present, of which 1 has been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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