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Gelidium americanum (W.R.Taylor) Santelices 1976

Publication details
Gelidium americanum (W.R.Taylor) Santelices 1976: 173, figs 28-33

Published in: Santelices, B. (1976). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes of some Gelidiales (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 15: 165-173, 33 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Pterocladia americana W.R.Taylor

Type information
Holotype locality: Port Antonio, Jamaica (Perrone et al. 2019: 362, table1). Holotype: C.E. Pease & E. Butler; July 1900; MICH 1306116 (Perrone et al. 2019: 362, table 1). Notes: Isotype: MICH654084. WRT (INA).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pterocladia americana W.R.Taylor 1943

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Perrone, C., Bottalico, A., Boo, G.H., Boo, S.M., Miller, K.A. & Freshwater, D.W. (2019). Gelidium adriaticum sp. nov. and Gelidium carolinianum sp. nov. (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Phycologia 58(4): 359-373.

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.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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