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Prionitis angusta (Okamura) Okamura 1899

Publication details
Prionitis angusta (Okamura) Okamura 1899: 4

Published in: Kuroiwa, H. (1899). Provisional list of marine algae collected in Loochoo Islands determined by Dr. K. Okamura. Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 13: 93-97.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prionitis is Prionitis ligulata J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Grateloupia angusta (Okamura) S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang

Basionym
Cryptonemia angusta Okamura

Type information
Lectotype locality: Misaki, Sagami [now Kanagawa Prefecture] (Masuda & al. 1995: 196). Lectotype (tetrasporangial plant): K. Okamura; December 1887; SAP (Masuda & al. 1995: 196).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), narrow (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gymnogongrus ligulatus var. angustus Harvey 1860

Nomenclatural notes
Masuda et al. (1995: 196) note that when Gymnogongrua ligulatus Harvey (no description) was validated by Kützing (1869: 23), no reference was made to the var. angusta at this time and the varietal epithet has not since been validated in this combination. Cryptonemia angusta Okamura (1895: 449, 478) must therefore be treated as a new name. - (24 Feb 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003) cite Cryptonemia angusta Okamura 1895 as the basionym of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Wang, H.W., Kawaguchi, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2001). A morphological and molecular assessment of the genus Prionitis J. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 49: 251-262.

Key references
Kawaguchi, S. (1989). The genus Prionitis (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in Japan. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Series V (Botany) 16: 193-257.

Masuda, M., Kudo, T., Kawaguchi, S. & Guiry, M.D. (1995). Lectotypification of some marine red algae described by W. H. Harvey from Japan. Phycological Research 43: 191-202, 34 figs.

Created: 31 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 January 2021.

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