Melobesia mamillaris Harvey 1849: 109 (bottom left: figs 1-4)
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 2]. pp. 65-124 [ends abruptly], pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Neogoniolithon mamillare (Harvey) Setchell & L.R.Mason
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Bahia, Brazil; Tierra del Fuego; Ilhas do Cabo Verde; Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 263). Notes: Type: not designated (see Woelkerling 1993: 144). TRH has two syntypes (A11-544, A11-545).
Source of current name
Setchell, W.A. & Mason, L.R. (1943). Goniolithon and Neogoniolithon: two genera of crustaceous coralline algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 29: 87-92.
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.
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The discovery of Antillean algal taxa described by Duchassaing in 1850. Feddes Repertorium 124: 101-104.
Created: 27 August 1999 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 19 December 2018.