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Taxonomic Serial No.: 660050

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       DivisionRhodophyta  – red algae, algues rouges  
    Direct Children:  
                         Genus Actinotrichia Decne.  
                         Genus Galaxaura J. V. Lamour.  
                         Genus Gloiophloea J. Agardh  
                         Genus Pseudogloiophloea Levring  
                         Genus Pseudoscinaia Setch.  
                         Genus Scinaia Biv.  
                         Genus Whidbeyella Setch. and N. L. Gardner  

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  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Parkinson, P. G.  
  Publication Date: 1983   
  Article/Chapter Title: The typification and status of the name Chaetangium (algae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Taxon, vol. 32, no. 4   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0040-0262   
  Reference for: Galaxauraceae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Saunders, Gary W. & Max H. Hommersand  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Assessing red algal supraordinal diversity and taxonomy in the context of contemporary systematic data   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Journal of Botany, vol. 91, no. 10   
  Page(s): 1494-1507   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1537-2197   
  Notes: doi: 10.3732/ajb.91.10.1494   
  Reference for: Galaxauraceae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Silva, Paul C., Philip W. Basson, and Richard L. Moe  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalogue of the Benthic Marine Algae of the Indian Ocean   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: University of California Publications in Botany, vol. 79   
  Page(s): xiv + 1259   
  Publisher: University of California Press   
  Publication Place: Berkeley, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-520-09810-2   
  Notes: Electronic version available at as of 21/12/04   
  Reference for: Galaxauraceae   

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  Comment: Silva, Basson and Moe (1996) provide detail on this rather involved case. Briefly, the type of Chaetangium is conspecific with the type of Suhria, which was formally conserved over Chaetangium. This genus is now in the Gelidaceae, and so Chaetangiaceae is a taxonomic synonym thereof. A new family name (Galaxauraceae) was established for the remainder of the former Chaetangiaceae  



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