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Lithothamnion tenuissimum Foslie

Publication details
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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

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.

Taxonomic notes
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).”¨

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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).

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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.

Key references
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 August 2019.

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