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Lithophyllum okamurae f. contigua Foslie 1904

Publication details
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.
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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 Archaeolithothamnion australasicum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Cape Jaffa, South Australia (Foslie 1904: 7). Notes: Type apparently missing (Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 98).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

Key references
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.

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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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