Paraspora calcarea ( ) , nom. inval.
Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine Trá an Dóilín, an Cheathrú Rua, Conemara; cast fragments on a coral strand (beach)
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Paraspora calcarea (Pallas) Heydrich 1908: 55, nom. inval.
Published in: Heydrich, F. (1908). Das Melobesien genus Paraspora. Mittheilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel 19(1): 51-68, 1 plate.
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
Millepora calcarea Pallas
Neotype locality: Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, England (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212). Neotype: W.F. Farnham; 11.xii.1983; subtidal. BM Box 1626 (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212). Notes: Chamberlain & Irvine (1994) recommend consulting Woelkerling & Irvine (1986a: figs 1,15) for more information on the neotype of this species. Isoneotypes: BM, LTB
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Athanasiadis (2016: 241): "Paraspora calcarea (Pallas) Heydrlch (1908: 55), comb.inval. (Art.36.1)." Art 36.1 [Melbourne Code]: "36.1. A name is not validly published (a) when it is not accepted by the author in the original publication; (b) when it is merely proposed in anticipation of the future acceptance of the taxon concerned, or of a particular circumscription, position, or rank of the taxon (so-called provisional name); (c) when it is merely cited as a synonym; or (d) by the mere mention of the subordinate taxa included in the taxon concerned. Art. 36.1(a) does not apply to names published with a question mark or other indication of taxonomic doubt, yet accepted by their author." - (2 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Irvine, L.M. (1986). The typification and status of Phymatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 21: 55-80, 18 figs.
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Verified by: 02 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 18 October 2018.