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Pterocladia americana W.R.Taylor

Publication details
Pterocladia americana W.R.Taylor 1943: 154, pl. IV: fig. 1

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1943). Marine algae from Haiti collected by H.H. Bartlett in 1941. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 28: 143-163.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium americanum (W.R.Taylor) Santelices

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Port Antonio, Jamaica (Perrone et al. 2019: 362, table1). Holotype: C.E. Pease & E. Butler; July 1900; MICH 1306116 (Perrone et al. 2019: 362, table 1). Notes: Isotype: MICH654084. WRT (INA).

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Source of current name
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Key references
Perrone, C., Bottalico, A., Boo, G.H., Boo, S.M., Miller, K.A. & Freshwater, D.W. (2019). Gelidium adriaticum sp. nov. and Gelidium carolinianum sp. nov. (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Phycologia 58(4): 359-373.

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