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 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 06 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 21 July 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 July 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 May 2024

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