Polysiphonia hancockii E.Y. 1944
Polysiphonia hancockii E.Y.Dawson 1944: 331, 332, 398, 399, pl. 50: fig. 2.
Published in: Dawson, E.Y. (1944). The marine algae of the Gulf of California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 3: i-v, 189-432, pls 31-77.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus hancockii (E.Y.Dawson) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico Not specified: D. 629c; 16 February 1940; epiphytic on Sargassum leaves, cast up. Herb. AHF 61 (Dawson 1944: 332). Notes: LAM (ex AHF 61) (INA). Holotype: LAM EYD629c (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia hancockii E.Y.Dawson)
North America: Gulf of California (Dawson 1944).
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Nelson 2012).
Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Abbott 1999).
Source of current name
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.
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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 22 October 2020.