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Tellamia contorta Batters 1895

Publication details
Tellamia contorta Batters 1895: 169

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1895). Some new British algae. Annals of Botany 9: 168-169.

Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Tellamia.

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

Type information
Type locality: Weymouth, Dorset, England (Batters 1892: 169). Lectotype: Batters; September, 1892; In common yellow periwinkle (Littorina obtusata). BM slide 10527 (Nielsen & McLachlan 1986: 282). Notes: Some data from Batters (1895:307-321).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1985).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tellamia intricata Batters 1895
Entocladia intricata (Batters) Kylin 1938

Nomenclatural notes
Batters gives a very short description of this in Annals of Botany, Vol. 9, No. 33, p. 169, 1895. He also states his intention to give a full description and figures in a later number of this journal. This he did in Vol. 9, No. 34 , pp. 316 and 321, 1895. - (6 Sep 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Batters, E.A.L. (1895). On some new British marine algae. Annals of Botany 9: 307-321, Plate 11 (2 pages).

Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.

Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

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Nielsen, R. & McLachlan, J. (1986). A re-evaluation of Tellamia contorta and T. intricata (Chlorophyta). British Phycological Journal 21: 281-286.

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