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Melanothamnus sparsus (Setchell) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Publication details
Melanothamnus sparsus (Setchell) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs in Díaz-Tapia et al. 2017: 10, table 5

Published in: Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Publication date: February 2017

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melanothamnus is Melanothamnus somalensis Bornet & Falkenberg.

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

Basionym
Lophosiphonia sparsa Setchell

Type information
Type locality: Arue Reef, Tahiti Holotype: W. A. Setchell & H. E. Parks; 27 Jun. 1922; epiphytic on Dictyosphaeria versluysii. UC 261144 Notes: Tahiti: Arue Reef, on Dictyosphaeria australis 5224c (INA).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), sparse, scattered (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lophosiphonia sparsa Setchell 1926
Polysiphonia sparsa (Setchell) Hollenberg 1968
Neosiphonia sparsa (Setchell) I.A.Abbott 2002

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 September 2019.

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