Spongites mamillosus ( ) Ballesteros, nom. illeg.
Neogoniolithon mamillosum (Hauck) Setchell & L.R.Mason
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Spongites mamillosus (Hauck) Ballesteros 1990: 39, nom. illeg. (as 'mamillosa' )
Published in: Ballesteros, E. (1990). Check-list of benthic marine algae from Catalonia (North-West Mediterranean). Treballs de l'Institut Botànic de Barcelona 13: 5-52.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Neogoniolithon hauckii (Rothpletz) R.A.Townsend & Huisman
Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck
Type locality: Adriatic Sea (Woelkerling & Verheij 1995: 64). Lectotype: L 943.8-115 (Woelkerling & Verheij 1995: 64).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: Woelkering et al. (2005: 87) note: "The name Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck (1883a) is based on a non-fossil type and thus has priority over [the fossil species] L. mamillosum Gümbel (1871: 41) which is based on a fossil type (see ICBN Art. 11.7, Note 4)].". However, G. Furnari (e-mail, 3 March 2017) writes: "In 2005, Woelkerling et al., correctly referred to the Saint Louis Code of 2000 in which Art. 11.7 Note 4 gave reason to that interpretation. But, the Vienna Code of 2006 Art. 11.8 Note 4 and relative examples, gave a different rule as concerns homonymy. Such an interpretation was confirmed in ICN (Melbourne Code) of 2012 Art. 11.8 Note 5 and relative examples 35-37. Therefore, Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck is illegitimate being a later homonym of L. mamillosum Gümbel and L. hauckii Rothpletz is a legitimate new name. Consequently, all combination based on L. mamillosum Hauck are illegitimate, while those based on L. hauckii Rothpletz, are legitimate. Of course, L. hauckii Foslie is illegitimate being a later homonym of L. hauckii Rothpletz." - (23 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Created: 21 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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 16 February 2019.