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Lithothamnion Me.Lemoine

Publication details
Lithothamnion Me.Lemoine 1934: 274, fig. 3 (as 'abrardi' )

Published in: Lemoine, Mme P. [Lemoine, M.] (1934). Algues calcaires de la famille des Corallinacées recueillies dans les Carpathes occidentales par M.D. Andrusov. Vêstik Státniho Geologického Ustavu Ceskoslovenské Republiky 9: 269-289, 14 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

This is a fossil species seemingly without extant populations.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Aguirre et al. (2012), this is a taxon of uncertain family and genus placement. - (4 Oct 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Carpathians:valley of the Orava: Ostrá Skala near Doln [Dolni Kubin]: Kubin (Eocene, Lutetian) (Silva 1996-to date). Type: Dmitri Andrissov; [not in PC*] plaque no.4451 (Silva 1996-to date Notes: According to Aguirre et al. (2012:321), Lemoine based the protologue primarily on material from the western Carpathian Mountains but also mentioned that the Carpathian material belonged to the same species as material found in Donzacq , Landes, SW France (unpublished). Lemoine did not designate a holotype and thus, nomenclaturally, the Carpathian specimen and the Donzacq specimen are considered syntypes. The Carpathian syntype has not been found in PC* and its whereabouts is unknown. The French syntype has been found in PC but Aguirre et al. have decided not to designate a lectotype because the Carpathian specimen might still be found and the French specimen is very poorly preserved.

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Key references
Aguirre, J., Braga, J.C., Reviers, B. de & Woelkerling, W.J. (2012). Reassessment of Lemoine's newly discovered types of fossil corallines (Corallinales, Rhodphyta) preserved at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(3): 289-326.

Created: 04 October 2012 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 06 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Athanasiadis, A. (2007). Revision of Dawson's collections referred to Lithothamnion lamellatum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Nova Hedwigia 85: 195-242.
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2011). Lithothamnion carpoklonion sp. nov. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea: an epiphytic encrusting coralline alga producing conceptacle protuberances. Botanica Marina 54(4): 403-410.
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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1992). Observations on two melobesioid crustose coralline red algal species from the British Isles - Exilicrusta parva, a new genus and species, and Lithothamnion sonderi Hauck. British Phycological Journal 27: 185-201.
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Foslie, M. (1895). The Norwegian forms of Lithothamnion. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1894: 29-208, 23 pls.
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Fravega, P., Piazza, M. & Vannucci, G. (1993). Three new species of coralline algae (genera Lithothamnion and Lithophyllum) from the Tertiary Piedmont Basin. Rivista Ital. Paleontol. Stratigr. 98: 453-466, pls. 32-34, 3 figs.
Hall-Spencer, J.M. (1995). Lithothamnion corallioides (P. & H. Crouan) P. & H. Crouan may not extend into Scottish waters. Coralline News 20: 1-3.
Hamberg, M., Gerwick, W.H. & Åsen, P.A. (1992). Linoleic acid metabolism in the red alga Lithothamnion corallioides - biosynthesis of 11(R)-Hydroxy-9(Z), 12(Z)-octadecadienoic acid. Lipids 27(7): 487-493.
Huve, H. (1956). Contribution à l'étude des fonds à Lithothamnion soltum(?) Foslie de la région de Marseille. Rec. Trav. Sta. Mar. d'Endoume 20: 105-134.
Keats, D. W., Maneveldt, G. & Chamberlain, Y. M. (2000). Lithothamnion superpositum Foslie: a common crustose red alga (Corallinaceae) in South Africa. Cryptogamie Algologie 21: 381-400.
Keats, D.W., Steneck, R.S., Townsend, R.A. & Borowitzka, M.A. (1996). Lithothamnion prolifer Foslie: a common non-geniculate coralline alga (Rhodophyta; Corallinaceae) from the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific. Botanica Marina 39: 187-200.
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Mariath, R., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R. & Figueiredo, M. (2012). Lithothamnion steneckii sp. nov. and Pneophyllum conicum: new coralline red algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) for coral reefs of Brazil. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 27: 249-258.
Melbourne, L.A., Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Russell, S. & Brodie, J. (2017). There is more to maerl than meets the eye: DNA barcoding reveals a new species in Britain, Lithothamnion erinaceum sp. nov. (Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta). Europ. J. Phycol. 52(2): 166-178, 11 fig., 4 tables.
Mendoza, M.L. & Cabioch, J. (1998). Étude comparée de la reproduction de Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) Adey & McKibbin et Lithothamnion corallioides (P. & H. Crouan) P. & H. Crouan (Corallinales, Rhodophyta), et reconsidérations sur la définition des genres. Canadian Journal of Botany 76: 1433-1445.
Noisette, F., Duong, G., Six, C., Davoult, D. & Martin, S. (2013). Effects of elevated pCO2 on the metabolism of a temperate rhodolith Lithothamnion corallioides grown under different temperatures. Journal of Phycology 49(4): 746-757.
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