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Lithophyllum duckerae Woelkerling 1983

Publication details
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.
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Publication date: 01 June 1983

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum racemus (Lamarck) Foslie

Type information
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.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Spongites crassus (Philippi) K├╝tzing 1869
Stichospora crassa (Philippi) Heydrich 1901

Nomenclatural notes
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

Distributional notes
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.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

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