Polyporolithon L.R., 1953
Holotype species: Polyporolithon conchatum (Setchell & Foslie) L.R.Mason
Currently accepted name for the type species: Mesophyllum conchatum (Setchell & Foslie) W.H.Adey
Original publication and holotype designation: Mason, L.R. (1953). The crustaceous coralline algae of the Pacific coast of the United States, Canada and Alaska. University of California Publications in Botany 26: 313-389, Plates 27-46.
Precise date of publication14 January 1953 (stated on obverse of inside cover page of paper). The requirements for valid publication are specified in the ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature).
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum.
The ICBN rules cited below are those adopted by the Seventeenth International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2005 (McNeill et al. 2006).
In accordance with ICBN 13.3, the name Polyporolithon is treated as pertaining to a non-fossil taxon because its type is based on a non-fossil specimen. No species based on fossil types have been assigned to the genus.
The generic name Polyporolithon is typified (ICBN Art 10.1) by the type of P. conchatum, the designated holotype species and one of 3 species originally (Mason 1953) included in the genus. - (20 Jul 2009) - M.D. Guiry
Description: No description is provided as Polyporplithon is currently included in synonymy.
Information kindly contributed by Wm. J. Woelkerling but may now be outdated.
Comments: Mason (1953) explicitly designated P. conchatum as type species of Polyporolithon. Adey (1970: 23, 27) concluded from an examination of the lectotype specimen (TRH B17-2541; see Woelkerling et al. 2005: 340) of P. conchatum that it belonged to the genus Mesophyllum. This was subsequently confirmed by Athanasiadis et. al. (2004: 140-146, figs 54-91), who provided a detailed accounts of the lectotype and the species as a whole. Consequently, Polyporolithon Mason (1953) is treated as a heterotypic synonym of Mesophyllum Lemoine (1928).
Numbers of names and species: There are 4 species names in the database at present.
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Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.
Athanasiadis, A., Lebednik, P. & Adey, W.H. (2004). The genus Mesophyllum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the northern Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 43: 126-165.
Foslie, M. (1902). New species or forms of Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1902(2): 1-11.
Lemoine, M. (1928). Un nouveau genre de Mélobésiées: Mesophyllum. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 75: 251-254.
Mason, L.R. (1953). The crustaceous coralline algae of the Pacific coast of the United States, Canada and Alaska. University of California Publications in Botany 26: 313-389, Plates 27-46.
McNeill, J., Barrie, F.R., Burdet, H.M., Demouline, V., Hawksworth, D.L., Marhold, K., Nicolson, D.H., Prado, J., Silva, P.C., Skog, J.E., Wiersema, J.H. & Turland, N.J. (2006). International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code) adopted by the Seventeenth International Botancial Congress Vienna, Austria, July 2005. pp. [i-iv], v-xviii + 1-568. Liechtenstein: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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