Archaeolithothamnion africanum 1906
Archaeolithothamnion africanum Foslie 1906: 19
Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Den botaniske samling [The botanical collection]. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Aarsberetning 1905: 17-24.
Publication date: 1.v.1906 and 30.xi.1906
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sporolithon africanum (Foslie) Afonso-Carrillo
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Taxon inquirendum (Furnari, pers. comm.).
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Puerto Orotava [Puerto de al Cruz], Tenerife, Canary Islands (Afonso Carrillo & Sansón 1999: 150). Holotype: C. Sauvageau; December 1904 - February 1905; PC unnumbered, Sauvageau Herbarium (Woelkerling 1998: 284). Notes: also: TRH, unnumbered, includes slide 1054
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1984). Estudios en las algas Corallinaceae (Rhodophyta) de las Islas Canarias. II. Notas taxonomicas. Vieraea 13: 127-144.
Afonso Carrillo, J. & Sansón, M. (1999). Algas, hongos y fanerógamas marinas de las Islas Canarias. Clave analítica. pp.  9-254. La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad de la Laguna.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 October 2020.