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Millepora polymorpha var. tophiformis Esper

Publication details
Millepora polymorpha var. tophiformis Esper 1789: Millep. tab. XV [Millepora pl. 15]

Published in: Esper, E.J.C. (1789). Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil. Part 4. pp. 169-196, 24 plates [numbered by genus]. Nürnberg: Raspe.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Millepora is .

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithothamnion tophiforme (Esper) Unger

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Could be considered to be validated by illustration in 1789 (Art. 38.9. "For the purpose of this Code, an analysis is a figure or group of figures, commonly separate from the main illustration of the organism (though usually on the same page or plate), showing details aiding identification, with or without a separate caption (see also Art. 38.10).")? Written description did not appear until Esper (1790: 221). - (20 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Neotype locality: Julianehaab, Greenland (Adey et al. 2005: 1011). Neotype: Ryberg (as "L. soriferum Rosenvinge"); no date indicated; no habitat data on type. TRH C12-3179 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 435, 440). Notes: Neotype designated by Adey (1970: 228). Adey et al. (2005: 1012) note that the staff at Senckenberg, Frankfurt (Germany) could not locate Esper's collection in their herbarium.

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Source of current name
Unger, F. (1858). Beiträge zur näheren Kenntniss des Leithakalkes, namentlich der vegetabilischen Einschlüsse und der Bildungsgeschichte desselben. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften [Wein], Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 14: 13-35, pls IV, V.

Key references
Esper, E.J.C. (1791). Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil. Part 6. pp. title page, pp. i-xii; 259-320, 21 pls [numbered by genus]. Nürnberg: Raspe.

Created: 18 November 2005 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2019.

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