Lithothamnion tenuissimum Foslie 1900: 20
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). New or critical calcareous algae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1899(5): 1-34.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon tenuissimum (Foslie) W.H.Adey
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very fine (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) and John et al. (2003) Phymatolithon tenuissimum (Foslie) Adey is a synonym of Lithothamnion tenuissimum Foslie (and not the other way around). In Lawson & John (1987) Phymatolithon tenuissimum (Foslie) Adey is cited as an accepted species with Lithothamnion tenuissimum Foslie as basionym. John et al. (2003) note that “according to Chamberlain (pers. comm.), this species might be more correctly attributed to the genus Mesophyllum since having a partly co-axial hypothallus and small tetrasporangial conceptacle chambers ( 70-90µm in diameter).”¨
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Bahia de Anna Chaves et [= and] Praia Lagarto, St. Thomé [= São Tomé Island], [São Tomé and Príncipe] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 236). Holotype: A.F. Möller; v.1885; no habitat data on type. TRH B1-1678 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 236).
Source of current name
Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.
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.
Created: 14 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 November 2018.