Holotype species: Chaetolithon deformans (Solms-Laubach) Foslie
Currently accepted name for the type species: Choreonema thuretii (Bornet) F.Schmitz
Original publication and holotype designation: Foslie, M. (1898). Systematical survey of the Lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(2): 1-7.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Choreonema.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
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 Art. 13.3, the name Chaetolithon 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 Chaetolithon is typified (ICBN Art 10.1) by the type of C. deformans, the only species originally included in the genus. - (28 Aug 2009) -
Description: No description is currently provided as the name is in synonymy.
Information kindly contributed by Wm. J. Woelkerling but may now be outdated.
Comments: Woelkerling (1987) concluded from a study of relevant type specimens that the type species of Chaetolithon Foslie (1898), namely Chaetolithon deformans,was conspecific with the type species of Choreonema Schmitz (1889), namely Choreonema thuretii. Consequently, Chaetolithon Foslie (1898) is considered to be a heterotypic synonym of Choreonema Schmitz (1889). In addition, Chaetolithon deformans (Solms-Laubach) Foslie, first described as Melobesia deformans Solms-Laubach (1881: 53, 57), is considered to be heterotypic synonym of Choreonema thuretii (Bornet) Schmitz, first described as Melobesia thuretii Bornet in Thuret & Bornet (1878: 96).
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Foslie, M. (1898). Systematical survey of the Lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(2): 1-7.
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.
Schmitz, F. (1889). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der Florideen. Flora oder Allgemeine botanische Zeitung 72: 435-456, pl. XXI.
Solms-Laubach, H. (1881). Die Corallinenalgen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-abschnitte (Monographie). Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte 4: 1-64, 3 pls. [in German]
Thuret, G. & Bornet, É. (1878). Études phycologiques. Analyses d'algues marines. Publiées par les soins de M. le Dr Édouard Bornet. Ouvrage accompagné de cinquante planches gravées d'après les desssins de M. Alfred Riocreux. pp. [i-v], i-iii, 1-105, pls I-LI . Paris: G. Masson.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1987). The disposition of Chaetolithon and its type species, C. deformans (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 26: 277-280.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1993). Type collections of Corallinales (Rhodophyta) in the Foslie Herbarium (TRH). Gunneria 67: 1-289, 8 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J. & Lamy, D. (1998). Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Museum: Systematics and scientific history. pp. i-vii, 1-767. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum/ADAC.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
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: 07 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry
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