Lithophyllum okamurae f. contigua
Lithophyllum okamurae f. contigua Foslie 1904: 7, no fig.
Published in: Foslie, M. (1904). Algologiske notiser. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1904(2): 1-9.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Archaeolithothamnion australasicum Foslie
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Townsend et al. (1995: 93) consider it highly likely that both Archaeolithothamnion australasicum and Lithophyllum okamurai f. contigua are based on the same collection. Woelkering et al. (2005: 179) further comment: "Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 98) were unable to locate specimens labelled Lithophyllum okamurai f. contigua in TRH, but Townsend et al.1995: 93 provided evidence that this name was crossed out on the box housing the lectotype of Archaeolithothamnion australasicum (C19-3370), and they concluded that it was highly likely that Foslie (1907a: 12) had redescribed Lithophyllum okamurai f. contigua as Archaeolithothamnion australasicum without so indicating and that both taxa are likely to be based on the same type (C19-3370). Consequently, a separate entry has not been prepared here for Lithophyllum okamurai f. contigua. Woelkerling (1997: 248) provides further comments]." - (24 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cape Jaffa, South Australia (Foslie 1904: 7). Notes: Type apparently missing (Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 98).
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
Townsend, R.A., Woelkerling, W.J., Harvey, A.S. & Borowitzka, M. (1995). An account of the red algal genus Sporolithon (Sporolithaceae, Corallinales) in southern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 8: 85-121, 19 figs, 2 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.
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.
Created: 24 March 2009 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 12 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 November 2019.