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Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe

Publication details
Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe 2014: 180, figs 22-38, 76

Published in: Van der Merwe, E. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). The genus Phymatolithon (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, including species previously ascribed to Leptophytum. South African Journal of Botany 90: 170-192.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phymatolithon is Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie

Type information
Holotype locality: Natal, South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Holotype: Foslie slide 706. Printz 1929: pl. 4. fig. 9 (as Lithothamnion ): A. Weber van Bosse; no colelction date; no habitat data on type. TRH B15-2357 (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Notes: The holotype figured by Printz has been broken into two pieces.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), very thorny, fierce (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie 1907
Mesophyllum ferox (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Leptophytum ferox (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats 1994

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion falsellum f. genuina Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion falsellum f. plicatum Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion prolixum Foslie 1908
Mesophyllum prolixum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Leptophytum ferox (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats)
Africa: Mozambique (Chamberlain & Keats 1994), Namibia (Chamberlain & Keats 1994, Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004), South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Indian Ocean Islands: Comoros and Mayotte (Chamberlain & Keats 1994).

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 December 2018.

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