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Mesophyllum macedonis Athanasiadis

Publication details
Mesophyllum macedonis Athanasiadis 1999: 241, figs 1-17

Published in: Athanasiadis, A. (1999). Mesophyllum macedonis, nov. sp. (Rhodophyta, Corallinales), a putative Tethyan relic in the north Aegean Sea. European Journal of Phycology 34: 239-252, 23 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

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

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), of macedon; "macedon" is somtimes treated as a third-decelension noun, the genitive case of would be "macedonis".

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

Nomenclatural notes
"In the Mediterranean Sea, this species is known only from the type locality (Pigeon Cave, Sithonia, Greece, Aegean Sea). Recently, by the same Athanasiadis (2016: 266), is considered as Incertae sedis." (Cormaci, Furnari & Alongi 2017L 320). - (20 Dec 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
In association with other sciaphilous encrusting corallines, species of Peyssonnelia and Palmophyllum crassum at c. 0.5 m depth, 2-3 m away from the entrance of a cave with good water circulation and protected from light and direct wave exposure (Athanasiadis 1999). - (3 May 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Pidgeon Cove, 500 m south of Sarti, Sithonia Peninsula, Makedonian Province, North Greece (Athanasiadis 1999: 240). Holotype (fig. 1): Athanas. No. 79; 1 July 1984; GB SC010784 (Athanasiadis 1999: 240).

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2003). Taxonomy of Rhodophyta with particular reference to Mediterranean species. Bocconea 16: 193-198.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Created: 03 March 2000 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Athanasiadis, A. (1999). Mesophyllum macedonis, nov. sp. (Rhodophyta, Corallinales), a putative Tethyan relic in the north Aegean Sea. European Journal of Phycology 34: 239-252, 23 figs, 1 table.

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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 24 January 2019.

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