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Lithothamnion hauckii Rothpletz

Publication details
Lithothamnion hauckii Rothpletz 1891: 295

Published in: Rothpletz, A. (1891). Rossile Kalkalgen aus den Familien der Codiaceen und der Corallineen. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 43: 295-322, Plates XV-XVII.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Neogoniolithon hauckii (Rothpletz) R.A.Townsend & Huisman

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Woelkering et al. (2005: 87) note: "The name Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck (1883a) is based on a non-fossil type and thus has priority over [the fossil species] L. mamillosum Gümbel (1871: 41) which is based on a fossil type (see ICBN Art. 11.7, Note 4)].". However, G. Furnari (e-mail, 3 March 2017) writes: "In 2005, Woelkerling et al., correctly referred to the Saint Louis Code of 2000 in which Art. 11.7 Note 4 gave reason to that interpretation. But, the Vienna Code of 2006 Art. 11.8 Note 4 and relative examples, gave a different rule as concerns homonymy. Such an interpretation was confirmed in ICN (Melbourne Code) of 2012 Art. 11.8 Note 5 and relative examples 35-37. Therefore, Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck is illegitimate being a later homonym of L. mamillosum Gümbel and L. hauckii Rothpletz is a legitimate new name. Consequently, all combination based on L. mamillosum Hauck are illegitimate, while those based on L. hauckii Rothpletz, are legitimate. Of course, L. hauckii Foslie is illegitimate being a later homonym of L. hauckii Rothpletz." - (3 Mar 2017) - M.D. 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. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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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 22 September 2019.

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