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Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters 1890

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Phyllophoraceae
Genus Phyllophora


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Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters
Ireland. 20 May 2016. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.


Publication details
Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters 1890: 334

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1890). A list of marine algae of Berwick-on-Tweed. History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club 12: 221-392, pls VII-XI.

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 Erythrodermis traillii (Holmes ex Batters) Guiry & Garbary

Type information
Type locality: Berwick, Northumberland, England (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 226). Lectotype: E. Batters; 27 January 1887; BM 4th specimen from left on a card marked 'Cystocarps' (Newroth & Taylor 1971: 95, fig 2).

Named for George William Traill (1836-1897), Scottish phycologist and mineralogist.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
Epilithic, in shady pools and crevices in the lower littoral and sublittoral to 15 m (Dixon & Irvine 1977). - (17 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Guiry, M.D. & Garbary, D.J. (1990). A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Phyllophoraceae, Gigartinaceae and Petrocelidaceae (Rhodophyta) in the North Atlantic and the North Pacific. In: Evolutionary Biogeography of the Marine Algae of the North Atlantic. (Garbary, D.J. & South, G.R. Eds), pp. 265-290. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Key references
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Newroth, P.R. & Taylor, A.R.A. (1971). The nomenclature of the North Atlantic species of Phyllophora Greville. Phycologia 10: 93-97.

Created: 05 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Maggs, C.A. (1989). Erythrodermis allenii Batters in the life history of Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 28: 305-317.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 October 2021.

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