Phyllophora truncata (Pallas) A.D.Zinova 1970

Coccotylus truncatus (Pallas) M.J.Wynne & J.N.Heine

Coccotylus truncatus (Pallas) M.J.Wynne & J.N.HeineBay of Fundy, New Brunswick, CanadaCoastal Imageworks (

Publication Details
Phyllophora truncata (Pallas) A.D.Zinova 1970: 103, 104

Published in: Zinova, A.D. (1970). Novitates de algis marinis e sinu Czaunskensi (Mare Vostoczno-Sibirskoje dictum). Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii (Novitates Systematicae Plantarum non Vascularium) 7: 102-107.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllophora is Phyllophora rubens (Linnaeus) Greville.

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

Fucus truncatus Pallas

Type Information
Type locality: "Eismeer", Eastern Siberia ; (Index Nominum Algarum) 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."

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straight across (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 11 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 August 2017

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