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Polysiphonia sphaerocarpa var. cheloniae Hollenberg & J.N.Norris 1977

Publication details
Polysiphonia sphaerocarpa var. cheloniae Hollenberg & J.N.Norris 1977: 16, fig 4 A-C, 6 A

Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. & Norris, J.N. (1977). The red alga Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae) in the northern Gulf of California. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences 1: 1-21.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus cheloniae (Hollenberg & J.N.Norris) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Type information
Type locality: Mexico: Sonora: between Campo Ona and Campo Viboras, on sea turtle carapace (Index Nominum Algarum). Holotype: 21.i.1974; US 160602 (Díaz-Tapia & al. 2017: table 4). Notes: Collector: J.N. Norris 4801 (INA).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 April 2021.

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