Archaeolithothamnionex , 1898
Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Original publication:Foslie, M. (1898). Systematical survey of the Lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(2): 1-7.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). The Coralline Red Algae: an analysis of the genera and subfamilies of nongeniculate Corallinaceae. pp. i-xi, 1-268, 259 figs, tables numbered by chapter. London & Oxford: British Museum (Natural History) & Oxford University Press.
Woelkerling (1988: 220) discusses this genus name in detail pointing out, amongst other things, that the name "Archaeolithothamnium" not validly published by Rothpletz (1891: 310) as he proposed it as a provisional name and did not himself accept it. The present name was validated by Foslie (1898), but after the establishment of Sporolithon Heydrich. - (22 Nov 2008) - Wendy Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 45 species names in the database at present, as well as 5 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 8 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 February 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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