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Sinotubimorpha W.-X.Li & Z.-F.Ding, 1998

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Halymeniales
Family Halymeniaceae

Holotype species: Sinotubimorpha porracea (Kützing) W.-X.Li & Z.-F.Ding

Currently accepted name for the type species: Grateloupia catenata Yendo

Original publication and holotype designation: Li, W.-X. & Ding, Z.-F. (1998). [A new genus of Cryptonemiaceae - Sinotubimorpha]. Journal of Guangdong Ocean University [Journal of Zhanjiang Ocean University] 24: 1-5. [in Chinese]

Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Grateloupia.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Wang, H.-W., Kawaguchi, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2000). Reinstatement of Grateloupia catenata (Rhodophyta, Halymeniaceae) on the basis of morphology and rbcL sequences. Phycologia 39: 228-237.

Taxonomic notes

Using Western Pacific material, Li & Ding (1998) established the new genus Sinotubimorpha based upon S. porracea (Kützing) Li & Ding, with the basionym of Grateloupia porracea Kützing, with a type locality of the West Indies (Kützing, 1843). Later, Wang et al. (2000) showed that the Western Pacific material that had gone under the names Grateloupia porracea and Sinotubimorpha porracea is not the same as genuine G. porracea from the West Indies, and they reinstated the name Grateloupia catenata Yendo for the western Pacific material.

According to provisions in the Code, the genus Sinotubimorpha remains typified by the West Indian G. porracea Kützing, not by the western Pacific material used by Li & Ding (1998) in their description of the genus.

M. Wynne, 31 July, 2012

Wang, H. W., S. Kawaguchi, T. Horiguchi & M. Masuda. 2000. Reinstatement of Grateloupia catenata (Rhodophyta, Halymeniaceae) on the basis of morphology and rbcL sequences. Phycologia 39: 228-237.

- (31 Jul 2012) - M.D. Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species names in the database at present.

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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Sheng, Y.-W., Zhang, W., Zhao, D. & Wang, H.-W. (2012). A morphological and molecular assessment of the genus Sinotubimorpha (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Systematics and Evolution 50: 146-152.

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