Petalonia Derbès &, 1850, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Petalonia debilis (Kützing) Derbès & Solier
Currently accepted name for the type species: Petalonia fascia (O.F.Müller) Kuntze
Original publication and holotype designation: Derbès, [A.A.] & Solier, [A.J.J.] (1850). Sur les organes reproducteurs des algues. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Troisième série 14: 261-282, pls 32-37.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
Description: Expanded description (Santiañez & Kogame 2019: 152).
Information contributed by: M.D.Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 13 Jun 2019 by Wendy Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, as well as 4 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 5 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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Santiañez, W.J.E. & Kogame, K. (2019). Proposals to recognize Petalonia tenella comb. nov. and to resurrect Hapterophycus canaliculatus (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina 62(2): 149-153.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 29 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2019.