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Fucus truncatus Pallas

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus


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Fucus truncatus Pallas
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).


Coccotylus truncatus (Pallas) M.J.Wynne & J.N.Heine Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
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Publication details
Fucus truncatus Pallas 1776: 760

Published in: Pallas, P.S. (1766). Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adurnbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succinctas descriptiones cum selectis auctorum synonymis. pp. [i]-xvi + [17]-451. Hagae-Comitum ['s Gravenhage; The Hague]: apud Petrum van Cleef.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Coccotylus truncatus (Pallas) M.J.Wynne & J.N.Heine

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straing across (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Eismeer", Eastern Siberia (Silva 1996-to date). Lectotype: LE (Le Gall & Saunders 2010: 382). Notes: Dixon & Irvine (1977: 227) cite "lectotype: LE" Arctic Seas but do not indicate who it was designated the lectotype. Le Gall & Saunders (2010: 382) designate as lectotype, a specimen labeled "truncatus" in what must be Pallas's hand (shown in a copy of photographs of Pallas's collection). Le Gall & Saunders (2010: 382) write "Although Newroth (1970, p. 30; see also Newroth and Taylor 1971) did not view the type collection at the time he wrote his PhD dissertation, he relays correspondence with Zinova in which a specimen with Pallas’s handwriting is discussed and presumably provides the basis for figure 1 in her own work (Zinova 1970, the figure caption in Russian indicating essentially ‘‘Typical form’’) in which the new combination Phyllophora truncata (Pall.) Zinova is presented. Subsequently, Newroth received two photographs of Pallas’s collection and kindly provided us with a copy, which shows a specimen labeled ‘‘truncatus’’ in what must be Pallas’s hand that we designate as the lectotype of C. truncatus."

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Heine, J.N. (1992). Collections of marine red algae from St. Matthew and St. Lawrence Islands, the Bering Sea. Nova Hedwigia 55: 55-97.

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