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Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister, nom. inval.

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Gigartinaceae
Genus Sarcothalia


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Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister 1993: 113, nom. inval.

Published in: Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sarcothalia is Sarcothalia burmannii (C.Agardh) K├╝tzing.

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

Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering

Type information
Type locality: [Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 293). Type: HBG (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 113). Notes: This type locality was first reported by Papenfuss (1940a: 220). [HBG, see Simons, 1983]. Collector : Ferdinand Krauss (Index Nominum Algarum). No locality is mentioned by Hering.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a small platter.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering 1841
Dicurella scutellata (Hering) Papenfuss 1940
Gigartina scutellata (Hering) Simons 1983

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina fastigiata J.Agardh 1849

Nomenclatural notes
According to Index Nominum Algarum, this is invalid as basionym not cited. Gigartina scutellata Hering cited in error. - (14 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Gigartina scutellata (Hering) Simons as a synonym of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina scutellata (Hering) Simons)
Africa: South Africa (Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997).

(as Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister)
Africa: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Namibia (Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004).

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 16 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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