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Vertebrata S.F.Gray, 1821, nom. rejic.

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Streblocladieae

Holotype species: Vertebrata fastigiata S.F.Gray

Currently accepted name for the type species: Vertebrata lanosa (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen

Original publication and holotype designation: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, [1]- 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Bottalico, A., Alongi, G. & Perrone, C. (2016). Macroalgal diversity of Santa Cesarea-Castro (Salento Peninsula, southeastern Italy). Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 73(2): 1-12.

Nomenclatural notes
Vertebrata S.F.Gray is a nomen rejiciendum vs. Polysiphonia Greville 1823 (nomen conservandum); but if the generitype is considered to represent a genus other than Polysiphonia, the name may be used. - (9 Sep 2010) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 275 species names in the database at present, of which 24 have 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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References
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Savoie, A.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018 '2019'). A molecular assessment of species diversity and generic boundaries in the red algal tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Canada. European Journal of Phycology 54(1): 1-25.

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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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