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Mesophyllum ornatum (Foslie & M.Howe) Athanasiadis

Publication details
Mesophyllum ornatum (Foslie & M.Howe) Athanasiadis 1999: 246-247

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.

Basionym
Lithothamnion mesomorphum var. ornatum Foslie & M.Howe

Type information
Type locality: Cave Cays, Exuma Chain, Bahamas (Woelkerling 1998: 355). Holotype: M.A. Howe; 19.ii.1905; under rock overhang, low littoral. NY Howe no. 4021 (Woelkerling 1998: 355). Notes: Isotypes: PC, Howe no. 4021, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, Howe no. 4021, algal box collection 922; L 942.360-29 (Howe no. 4021); TRH, Howe no4021, includes slide 1579 and two slides numbered Howe 4021.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), furnished, equipped, embellished, adorned (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion mesomorphum var. ornatum Foslie & M.Howe 1906
Mesophyllum mesomorphum var. ornatum (Foslie & M.Howe) M.J.Wynne 1998

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Ballantine, D.L., Athanasiadis, A. & Ruiz, H. (2011). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. X. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 54(3): 293-302.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

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Paul Gabrielson 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.

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