Aglaothamnion westbrookiae & L'Hardy- 1991
Aglaothamnion westbrookiae Rueness & L'Hardy-Halos 1991: 650, figs 1-4
Published in: Rueness, J. & L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. (1991). Aglaothamnion westbrookiae sp. nov. (Rhodophyta), a species previously confused under the name Callithamnion byssoides. Journal of Phycology 27: 649-652.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aglaothamnion is Aglaothamnion furcellariae (J.Agardh) Feldmann-Mazoyer.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aglaothamnion halliae (Collins) Aponte, D.L.Ballantine & J.N.Norris
Holotype locality: Southwest jetty, Port Aransas, Texas (Athanasiadis 1996: 109). Holotype: P. Edwards; 23 March 1968; epiphytic on Polysiphonia denudata. Univ. Texas 276508 (Rueness & L'Hardy-Halos 1991: 650).
Origin of species name
named for Alison Westbrook [Alison Wilson], English Botanist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
McIvor, L., Maggs, C.A. & Stanhope, M.J. (2002). RbcL sequences indicate a single evolutionary origin of multinucleate cells in the red algal tribe Callithamnieae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23: 433-446.
Created: 14 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 October 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Rueness, J. & L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. (1991). Aglaothamnion westbrookiae sp. nov. (Rhodophyta), a species previously confused under the name Callithamnion byssoides. Journal of Phycology 27: 649-652.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 April 2021.