Pterocladia mexicana W.R.Taylor 1945
Pterocladia mexicana W.R.Taylor 1945: 159-160, pl. 35
Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand
Type locality: Point Hughes, Cabo San Lazaro, Baja California, Mexico (Taylor 1945: 159-160). Holotype: W.R. Taylor no. 34-601; 7 Mar. 1934; Hancock Foundation (Taylor 1945: 159-160). Notes: Type (tetrasporic) dredged off Point Hughes.
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Mexico (Stearn 1992).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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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 24 October 2021.