Lithophyllum duckerae 1983
Lithophyllum duckerae Woelkerling 1983: 184, figs 17-22 (as 'duckeri' )
Published in: Woelkerling, W.J. (1983). A taxonomic reassessment of Lithothamnium (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of R. A. Philippi's original collections. British Phycological Journal 18(2): 165-197, 33 figures, 4 tables.
Publication date: 01 June 1983
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum racemus (Lamarck) Foslie
Type locality: Sicily (See Lithotamnion crassum Philippi) (Woelkerling 1983: 173). Lectotype (fig 17): L 943, 10...34 (Woelkerling 1983: 173). Notes: Lithothamnion crassum Philippi.
Named for Sophie C. Ducker, Australian botanist.
Originally described and listed in Guiry (1997) as Lithophyllum duckeri. As the species is named for Sophie Ducker, it should be spelled “duckerae”.
This is a new name for Lithophyllum crassum (Philippi) Heydrich 1897, a later homonym of Lithophyllum crassum Rosanoff 1866. - (12 Oct 2010) - Wendy Guiry
Included in Guiry (1997) as “duckeri”. Only known from dead material from Cornwall (see Chamberlain & Irvine, 1994: 70-72, ‘duckeri’) and may be extinct in the British Isles.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Basso, D., Fravega, P. & Vanucci, G. (1996). Fossil and living corallinaceans related to the Mediterranean endemic species Lithophyllum racemus (Lamarck) Foslie. Facies 35: 275-292, pls 63-67.
Created: 11 September 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 September 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2021.