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Lithothamnion novae-zelandiae Heydrich

Publication details
Lithothamnion novae-zelandiae Heydrich 1897: 63

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Corallinaceae, insbesondere Melobesieae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 34-70, 3 figs, pl. III.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Origin of species name
(Latin), of or from New Zealand.

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

Taxonomic notes
Woelkering et al. (2005: 466): "... originally described as Lithothamnion novaezeelandiae (Heydrich 1897a: 63), but Foslie (Foslie 1908c: 270) suggested that this taxon was poorly known but that Heydrich%u2019s material involved two species, one of which possibly was L. patena. Woelkerling & Nelson 2004: 83 considered the status and disposition of Lithothamnion novaezeelandiae to be uncertain]. Type: apparently not designated (Woelkerling & Nelson 2004: 83), and original material probably destroyed (Stafleu & Cowan 1979: 187). TRH, however, has one syntype (C17-3329) - (21 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Bay of Islands, New Zealand (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 466). Syntype fragments: No collector data; no date; no habitat data on type. TRH C17-3329 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 466).

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Key references
Foslie, M. (1908). Bemerkungen über Kalkalgen. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 23: 266-272.

Stafleu, F.A. & Cowan, R.S. (1979). Taxonomic literature... Volume II: H-Le. Vol. 98 pp. XVIII + 991. Utrecht: Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Nelson, W.A. (2004). A baseline summary and analysis of the taxonomic biodiversity of coralline red algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) recorded from the New Zealand region. Cryptogamie: Algologie 25: 39-106.

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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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 15 November 2018.

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