Neopyropia J.Brodie & L.-E.Yang, 2020

Holotype species: Neopyropia yezoensis (Ueda) L.-E.Yang & J.Brodie

Currently accepted name for the type species: Pyropia yezoensis (Ueda) M.S.Hwang & H.G.Choi

Original publication and holotype designation: Yang, L.-E., Deng, Y.-Y., Xu, G.-P., Russel, S., Lu, Q.-Q. & Brodie, J. (2020). Redefining Pyropia (Bangiales, Rhodophyta): four new genera, resurrection of Porphyrella and description of Calidia pseudolobata sp. nov. from China. Journal of Phycology 56(4): [1-18] 862-879, 4 figs.

Description: Gametophytic frond membranous; ovate, lanceolate, oblong, round, linear, laciniate, and thereof; mainly epiphytic, occasionally epizoic, rarely epilithic; frond purple, pink, red in color; margin microscopically entire; monostromatic; 14- 60 ┬Ám thick; vegetative cells containing one stellate plastid; sexual thalli monoecious: (i) with spermatangia and zygotosporangia intermixed in the fertile region of the thalli, (ii) with group of cells forming either spermatangia or zygotosporangia in streaks or patches, (iii) divided into male and female sectors by a vertical line. Distinguished from other bladed Bangiales by rbcL and 18S sequence differences combined with cold temperate distribution, low intertidal niches and entire margin (no dentition).

Information kindly contributed by Original description. but may now be outdated.

Taxonomic status: This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pyropia.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Zuccarello, G.C., Wen, X. & Kim, G.H. (2022). Splitting blades: why genera need to be more carefully defined: the case for Pyropia (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Algae 37(3): 205-211.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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