Buthotrephis J.Hall, 1847
Holotype species: Buthotrephis gracilis J.Hall
Original publication and holotype designation: Hall, J. (1847). Natural History of New York. Palæontology. Vol. 6(1) pp. 338, Errata, 87 plates. Albany: C. van Benthuysen.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
INA cites Miller (1889) as the source of the lectotype (B. antiqua). However this is incorrect for two reasons: the illustration of B. gracilis (pl. 21: fig. 1) was cited as an example of the genus, and both descriptions (of the genus and the species) share a comparison with Potamogeton, establishing B. gracilis as a type, something already noted by White (1901). Besides, Miller's lectotypifications were mostly done using "a largely mechanical method of selection" (Art. 10.6 of the Shenzhen Code), since he stated that "When an author has specified no type, the first species defined is to be taken as the type" (Miller 1889: 95). - (22 Jul 2021) -
B. succulens is a coral of the genus Cladophyllia Milne-Edwards & Haime (1851). B. harknessii and B. radiata, nom. illeg., are species of Protoannularia, a horsetail genus. B. antiquata, B. impudica, B. palmata, B. plumosa, B. radiata, B. ramulosa, B. scotica, B. simplex, and B. subnodosa are ichnofossils. B. filciformis is of inorganic origin. - (22 Jul 2021) -
This is a genus of fossil species, or a genus with a fossil type species, or a genus the type species of which was originally described as a fossil.
Numbers of names and species: There are 20 species names in the database at present, as well as 2 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 13 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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Miller, S.A. (1889). North American geology and palaeontology for the use of amateurs, students, and scientists. pp. 664, 1194 figures. Cincinnati: Western Methodist Book Concern.
James, J.F. (1891). Manual of the paleontology of the Cincinnati Group. Part I. Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 14(1): 45-72, 6 figures.
James, J.F. (1885). Fucoids of the Cincinnati Group. Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 7(4): 151-166.
Baghiyan-Yazd, M.H.. (1998). Palaeoichnology of the terminal Proterozoic-Early Cambrian transition in Central Australia: interregional correlation and palaeoecology. pp. 244, 2, 31 plates. Adelaide: University of Adelaide.
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Created: 08 July 2021 by E.A. Molinari Novoa
Verified by: 24 July 2021 by E.A. Molinari Novoa
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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.