Callithamnion americanum Harvey 1853
Callithamnion americanum Harvey 1853: 238, pl. XXXVI  A
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], -258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Callithamnion is Callithamnion corymbosum (Smith) Lyngbye.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scagelia americana (Harvey) Athanasiadis.
Type locality: New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A; (Athanasiadis 1996: 88) Lectotype: Dr Roche; TCD; (Athanasiadis 1996: 76) Notes: Lectotype selected by Alan Whittick (Athanasiadis, 1996: 76).
Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.
This is a marine species.
Created: 25 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 01 August 2017
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 August 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 March 2023