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Phymatolithon calcareum f. compressum (M'Calla ex Harvey) Benhissoune, Boudouresque, Perret-Boudouresque & Verlaque, nom. inval.

Publication details
Phymatolithon calcareum f. compressum (M'Calla ex Harvey) Benhissoune, Boudouresque, Perret-Boudouresque & Verlaque 2002: 407, nom. inval.

Published in: Benhissoune, S., Boudouresque, C.-F. & Verlaque, M. (2002). A checklist of the seaweeds of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Morocco. II. Phaeophyceae. Botanica Marina 45: 217-230.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phymatolithon is Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine

Basionym
Melobesia compressa M'Calla ex Harvey

Type information
Type locality: probably Roundstone Bay, Ireland. Notes: Type seeminly not designated, but type material of McCalla may be in TCD or DBN (Stafleu & Cowan 1981: 212; Woelkering et al. 2005: 395). Harvey's coralline algae may have not survived.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

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