Chaetangium Kützing, 1843, nom. rejic.
Holotype species: Chaetangium ornatum (Linnaeus) Kützing
Currently accepted name for the type species: Gelidium vittatum (Linnaeus) Kützing
Original publication and holotype designation: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
Chaetangium Kützing 1843 nom. rej. vs Suhria J.G. Agardh ex Endlicher 1843 nom. cons. (Index Nominum Genericorum). According to Tronchin et al. (2002: 555), the maintenance of Suhria as a monotypic genus is not warranted and it should be reincorporated into Gelidium. - (14 Oct 2010) - Wendy Guiry
According to Schneider & Wynne (2007: 205) this is a synonym of Nothogenia Montagne. They note that Parkinson (1983) discussed nomenclatural problems with Chaetangium and argued for the re-adoption of Nothogenia. - (14 Oct 2010) - Wendy Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 18 species names in the database at present.
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2021.