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Lithothamnion canariense Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion canariense Foslie 1906: 17

Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Den botaniske samling [The botanical collection]. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Aarsberetning 1905: 17-24.

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 Melyvonnea canariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), living in or from the Canary Islands (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Puerto Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 334). Holotype: C. Sauvageau; Dec. 1904 - Feb. 1905; [collected in] littoral region. PC unnumbered, Sauvageau Herbarium (box collection) (Woelkerling 1998: 334). Notes: Holotype material also at TRH, C15-3210, includes slides 1012, 1056 and 1057.

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

Key references
Afonso Carrillo, J. & Sansón, M. (1999). Algas, hongos y fanerógamas marinas de las Islas Canarias. Clave analítica. pp. [1] 9-254. La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad de la Laguna.

Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

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.

Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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