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Lithophyllum irregulare (Foslie) P.Huvé ex Steentoft, nom. illeg. 1967

Publication details
Lithophyllum irregulare (Foslie) P.Huvé ex Steentoft 1967: 128, nom. illeg.

Published in: Steentoft, M. (1967). A revision of the marine algae of Sao Tomé and Principe (Gulf of Guinea). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 60: 99-146, 2 pls.

Publication date: 1967

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

Lithothamnion irregulare Foslie

Type information
Type locality: [São Tomé and Príncipe]; St. Thomé [= São Tomé Island] (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 456). Holotype: A.F. Möller; vi.1885; no habitat data on type. TRH C16-3264 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 456).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), irregular (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion irregulare Foslie 1907

Nomenclatural notes
John et al. (2004) cite this as Lithophyllum irregularis (Foslie) P. Huvé ex Steentoft and Steentoft does indeed attribute the combination to "Huvé" without comment and cited the basionym, place of publication and page number.

Illegitimate: not Lithophyllum irregulare Ishijima, 1954 [fossil]. - (21 Oct 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Lithothamnion irregulare Foslie, Pseudolithophyllum irregulare (Foslie) W. H. Adey and Tenarea irregularis (Foslie) Me Lemoine as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Verified by: 21 October 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.

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