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Gracilaria rangiferina (Kützing) Piccone 1886

Publication details
Gracilaria rangiferina (Kützing) Piccone 1886: 71

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydropuntia rangiferina (Kützing) Gurgel & Fredericq

Basionym
Sphaerococcus rangiferinus Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Pernambuco (Recife), Brazil (Silva & al. 1996: 175).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus rangiferinus Kützing 1849

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Gracilaria angustissima (Harv.) M. Bodard, G. dentata J. Agardh, nom illeg., Hydropuntia dentata (J. Agardh) M.J. Wynne and Polycavernosa dentata (J. Agardh) G. Lawson & D.M. John as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1995). A decade of species of Gracilaria (sensu lato). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 185-195. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Iha, C., Grassa, C.J., de M.Lyra, G., Davis, C.C., Verbruggen, H. & Oliveira, M.C. (2018). Organellar genomics: a useful tool to study evolutionary relationships and molecular evolution in Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 54(6): 775-787.

Lyra, G. de M., Nunes, J.M. de C., Pestana, E.M. dos S., Matos, J.C.G de, Caires, T.A., Jesus, P.B. de, Costa, E.S. & Oliviera, M.C. (2021). Diversity fo Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta) in Brazil: integrating morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 496: 1-53, 15 figs, 1 table, 2 Supplementary tables .

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