Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen 1874

Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen

Current name: Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen
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Publication Details
Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen 1874: 45

Published in: Kleen, E.A.G. (1874). Om Nordlandens högre hafsalger. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 31(9): 1-46, Plates IX, X.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetomorpha is Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing.

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

Conferva tortuosa Dillwyn

Type Information
Lectotype locality: "In Salt Pools by the River Yare near Yarmouth [Norfolk], and on Rocks in the Sea about Swansea [Wales]."; (Dillwyn 1805: pl. 46) Lectotype (Swansea, Wales]: BM; Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting Blaire (1983: 198) for further information regarding the lectotype locality of this species. According to Womersley (1984: 168) the type is from Yarmouth, England; in BM (see Chapman, 1939: 21).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 10 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 April 2024

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