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Lithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie

Publication details
Lithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie 1900: 20

Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Revised systematical survey of the Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(5): 1-22.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Me.Lemoine

Basionym
Millepora tortuosa Esper

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea Lectotype: no collectors given; no date; FR un-numbered (Woelkerling, Chamberlain & Silva 1985: 322). Notes: Designated by Woelkerling et al. (1985: 322).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi. Following Furnari et al. (1999: 45), Lithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie is a nomenclatural synonym of Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Lemoine (citing Woelkerling et al., 1985: 332). However, it was erroneously applied to specimens referable to Lithophyllum byssoides (Woelkerling 1998: 258).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Silva, P.C. (1985). A taxonomic and nomenclatural reassessment of Tenarea, Titanoderma and Dermatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of type and other critical specimens. Phycologia 24: 317-337, 39 figs, 2 tables.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Created: 09 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 18 September 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Lovric, A.Z. (1971). Lithophyllum tortuosum ssp. ercegovicii new subspecies rediscovered in the Kvarner Gulf, northern Adriatic. Acta Botanica Croatica 30: 109-112.

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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 14 November 2018.

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