Thalassiodianthus G.W.& , 2017
Holotype species: Thalassiodianthus incrassatus G.W.Saunders & Kraft
Original publication and holotype designation: Saunders, G.W., Huisman, J.M., Vergés, A., Kraft, G.T. & Le Gall, L. (2017). Phylogenetic analyses support recognition of ten new genera, ten new species and 16 new combinations in the family Kallymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 38(2): 79-132, 126 figs.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as masculine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2019). Fourth addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 62(4): 355-367 [1-13].
Etymology: "From the Greek thalassa for sea and dianthus in reference to the carnation-like appearance of individuals in the field." - (8 Jun 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Member of the Kallymeniaceae with foliose blades; medulla of filaments interspersed with a partially interconnected network of stellate cells; inner cortex typically one or two layers of periclinally elongate cells that subtend one or two layers of smaller isodiametric outer cortical cells. Supporting cells typically monocarpogonial (occasionally with two carpogonial branches), apparently lacking subsidiary cells; auxiliary cells and post-fertilization stages not observed. Spermatangia borne singly or in pairs on surface spermatangial mother cells, appearing to develop in advance of carpogonial branches.
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which 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..
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 08 June 2017 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2021.