The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Desmarestia tropica Taylor, 1945

Tropical acidweed

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1972 (Miller et al. 2007)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Known only from two localities: Post Office Bay, Floreana and Caleta Tagus, Isabela (Taylor, 1945:107-108).

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Type locality: Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Taylor, W. R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galápagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls. [p. 107-108]

 

Other references:

Acleto, C. O. (1973). Las algas marinas del Perú. Boletin de la Sociedad Peruana de Botánica 6: 1-164.

Guiry, M. D. Desmarestia tropica Database entry on AlgaeBase. Accessed 18 January 2011. (Available online: https://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=26719)

Miller, K. A., Garske, L. and Edgar, G. (2007). Desmarestia tropica. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 02 June 2013.

 

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