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Lithothamnion norvegicum (Areschoug) Kjellman 1883

Publication details
Lithothamnion norvegicum (Areschoug) Kjellman 1883: 122, pl. 5: figs 9-10

Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1883). Norra Ishafvets algflora [Northern Arctic Ocean algalflora]. Vega-expeditionens Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser 3: 1-431, pls 1-31.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Lithothamnion calcareum var. norvegicum Areschoug

Type information
Type locality: [Not designated] (Athanasiadis 1996: 44).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to Norway.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion calcareum var. norvegicum Areschoug 1875
Lithothamnion corallioides f. norvegicum (Areschoug) Foslie 1895

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion norvegicum f. globulatum Foslie 1891
Lithothamnion norvegicum f. distans Foslie 1891
Lithothamnion corallioides f. saxatile Foslie 1895
Lithothamnion apiculatum f. patulum Foslie 1895
Lithothamnion uncinatum Foslie 1895
Lithothamnion calcareum f. uncinatum (Foslie) Foslie 1897
Lithothamnion norvegicum f. saxatile (Foslie) Foslie 1898
Lithothamnion norvegicum f. pusillum Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion norvegicum f. uncinatum (Foslie) Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion norvegicum f. simile Foslie 1905

Taxonomic notes
Irvine & Chamberlain (1994, p. 177) say that, based on the appearence of the type material, this is a maërl species and that the type requires examination by sombody familiar with such species. The specimens supporting Irish records by Cotton (1912) and Lemoine (1913) are said to be insufficient to resolve their identity.

"Incertae sedis" (Athanasiadis 2016). - (6 Apr 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Kjellman, F.R. (1885 '1883'). The algae of the Arctic Sea. A survey of the species, together with an exposition of the general characters and the development of the flora. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 20(5): 1-351, 31 pls.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Vinogradova, K.L. (2010). Taxonomic review of the Corallinales (Rhodophyta) in the northern Russian seas. Botanicheskii Zhurnal (St. Petersburg) 95(5): 667-681, 6 pls.

Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.

Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Determination book of the red algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-219 [+ 1], 169 figs. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.

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