Pterocladia americana W.R.Taylor
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.
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.
This is a marine species.
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).
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.
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.
Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 February 2020.