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Lithothamnion prolixum Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion prolixum Foslie 1908: 9

Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Algologiske notiser V. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(7): 1-20.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Natal, South Africa (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 452). Lectotype: A. Weber van Bosse; 1893; no habitat data on type. TRH C15-3244 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 452).

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Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1994). Three melobesioid crustose coralline red algae from South Africa: Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) comb. nov., L. foveatum sp. nov. and L. ferox (Foslie) comb. nov.. Phycologia 33: 111-133, 105 figs, 2 tables.

Key references
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.

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