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Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Me.Lemoine

Publication details
Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Me.Lemoine 1910: 368, 371

Published in: Lemoine, M. (1910). Essai de classification des Mélobésiées basés sur la structure anatomique. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 57: 323-331, 367-372, 5 figs.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Tenarea.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Millepora tortuosa Esper

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea Lectotype: no collectors given; no date; FR un-numbered (Woelkerling, Chamberlain & Silva 1985: 322). Notes: Designated by Woelkerling et al. (1985: 322).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Millepora tortuosa Esper 1796
Goniolithon tortuosum (Esper) Foslie 1898
Lithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie 1900
Crodelia incrustans f. tortuosa (Esper) Heydrich 1911

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tenarea undulosa Bory 1832
Lithophyllum cristatum Meneghini 1840
Melobesia cristata (Meneghini) Ardissone 1883
Lithophyllum tortuosum f. cristatum (Meneghini) Foslie 1900

Taxonomic notes
Treated as taxonomically valid by Athanasiadis (2016: 303). - (3 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Bressan, G. & Babbini, L. (2003). Biodiversità marina delle coste Italiane: Corallinales del Mar Mediterraneo: guida all deteminazione. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 10(Suppl. 2): 1-237.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Woelkerling, W.J., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Silva, P.C. (1985). A taxonomic and nomenclatural reassessment of Tenarea, Titanoderma and Dermatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of type and other critical specimens. Phycologia 24: 317-337, 39 figs, 2 tables.

Created: 14 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Athanasiadis, A. (1995). Morphology, anatomy and reproduction of the eastern Mediterranean coralline Tenarea tortuosa and its relationship to members of the Lithophylloideae and Mastophoroideae (Lithophylloideae, Corallinales). Nordic Journal of Botany 5: 655-663, 30 figs, 1 table.
Huvé, H. (1957). Sur l'individualité générique du Tenarea undulosa Bory 1832 et du Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Lemoine 1911. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 104: 132-140.

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