Craig Wm Schneider's Seaweed Lab

A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen."

SCHNEIDER, C.W. and M.J. WYNNE (2007)

Botanica Marina 50: 197-249

Abstract

Classification of the red algae (Rhodoplantae) has undergone significant change since the seminal work of Harald Kylin, "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen," a half century ago. The number of genera has nearly doubled over this time period, at least in part due to recent molecular comparative work. Information gleaned from gene-sequencing analyses has resulted in a red algal classification that reflects a more accurate phylogentic framework than that based solely on morphological data. This paper tabulates the known 834 genera of red algae today with taxonomic synonyms and literature references reflecting the great change over fifty years.

Key words: Classification, genera, Kylin, red algae, Rhodoplantae

Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera.

WYNNE, M.J. and C.W. SCHNEIDER (2010)

Botanica Marina 53: 291-299

Abstract

An addendum to Schneider and Wynne's A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen" (2007; Bot. Mar. 50: 197-249) is presented, with an updating of names of new taxa at the generic level and higher. In the last few years the names of several new orders of red algae have been validated; these are cited and referenced in the paper.

Key words: Classification; genera; Kylin; red algae; Rhodoplantae

Second addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera.

SCHNEIDER, C.W. and M.J. WYNNE (2013)

Botanica Marina 56: 111-118

Abstract

A second addendum to Schneider and Wynne's (Schneider, C.W. and M.J. Wynne. 2007. A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Bot. Mar. 50: 197–249.) " Synoptic review " of red algal genera and their classification is presented, with an updating of names of new taxa at the generic level and higher. In the past few years, the hierarchy of some genera has changed due to new subfamilies, which are cited and referenced below. There have also been the descriptions of some higher taxa in the past few years.

Key words: Classification; genera; Kylin; red algae; Rhodoplantae

n.b.: We are collecting corrections and additions to the above papers for future updates of red algal classification. Please send your comments to: cschneid@trincoll.edu & mwynne@umich.edu

Thank you. Craig & Mike