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Lithothamnion erubescens Foslie

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithothamniaceae
Tribe Lithothamnieae
Genus Lithothamnion

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Lithothamnion erubescens Foslie
Tanzania (right-hand rhodolith). Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

 

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Mesophyllum erubescens (Foslie) Me.Lemoine Tanzania (right-hand rhodolith)
© Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se)

Publication details
Lithothamnion erubescens Foslie 1900: 9

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 Melyvonnea erubescens (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), blushing, reddening, rose (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Referred to Mesophyllum by Sissini et al. (2014) and to Melyvonnea BY Athanasiadis & Ballantine (2014). DNA sequence data are required to establish the utility of morphologicla and anatomical characters for recognizing genera of corallines. - (27 Nov 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Brazil: Fernando de Noronha: Chaloup Bay (Silva 1996-to date). Lectotype fide Adey & Lebednik 1967: H.N. Ridley, T.S. Lea and G.A. Ramage; 14 August-24 September 1873; no habitat data on type. TRH C15-3212 (Sissini et al. 2014: 305).

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

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.

Created: 23 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 November 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 25 September 2018.

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