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.
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".
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"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
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
This is a marine species.
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).
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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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 19 April 2019.