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Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie, nom. illeg. 1898

Publication details
Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie 1898: 4, nom. illeg.

Published in: Foslie, M. (1898). Systematical survey of the Lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(2): 1-7.
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Publication date: 14.x.1898

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Phymatolithon.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
The supposed basionym Millepora polymorpha Linnaeus, is an illegitimate substitute name for Millepora calcarea Pallas (Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis 2009: 253), and thus cannot serve as the basionym for this name. Accordingly, we have treated Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie as a new name. It is also a superfluous substitute name. - (16 Feb 2012) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) Adey & McKibbin.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Irvine, L.M. (1986). The typification and status of Phymatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 21: 55-80, 18 figs.

Key references
Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

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: 08 December 1998 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 28 July 2021.

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