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Trichophilus welckeri Weber Bosse 1887

Publication details
Trichophilus welckeri Weber Bosse 1887: 10, pl. II: figs 8-11, 13-15

Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. (1887). √Čtude sur les algues parasites des Paresseux. Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem serie 3 5(1): 1-24, pls I-III.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Trichophilus.

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Trichophilus welckeri Weber-van-Bosse = Pleurococcus bradypi Kühn 1864 pro parte the remainder being Cyanoderma bradypodis W.v.B. (Index Nominum Algarum). - (12 Aug 2011) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
This is a subaerial species occurring in the fur of Brown-throated Three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus; Bradypodidae) and the Pale-throated Three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) which occur from Nicaragua to Brazil. Their long, coarse, thick hair is brownish-grey in colour and takes on a greenish tinge in the rainier season when Trichophilus forms on its back. Further information Animal Diversity Web. - (26 Dec 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
On hair of sloth (INA). - (12 Aug 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Karsten, U., Friedl, T., Schumann, R., Hoyer, K. & Lembcke, S. (2005). Mycosporine-like amino acids and phylogenies in green algae: Prasiola and its relatives from the Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 41: 557-566.

Rindi, F., McIvor, L., Sherwood, A.R., Friedl, T., Guiry, M.D. & Sheath, R.G. (2007). Molecular phylogeny of the green algal order Prasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 43: 811-822.

Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

Suutari, M, Majaneva, M., Fewer, D.P., Voirin, B., Aiello, A., Friedl, T., Chiarello, A.G. & Blomster, J. (2010). Molecular evidence for a diverse green algal community growing in the hair of sloths and a specific association with Trichophilus welckeri (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 10(86): 1-12.

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Suutari, M, Majaneva, M., Fewer, D.P., Voirin, B., Aiello, A., Friedl, T., Chiarello, A.G. & Blomster, J. (2010). Molecular evidence for a diverse green algal community growing in the hair of sloths and a specific association with Trichophilus welckeri (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 10(86): 1-12.

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