Lithophyllum explanatum Foslie 1906

Publication Details
Lithophyllum explanatum Foslie 1906: 25

Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Algologiske notiser II. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(2): 1-28.

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Publication date: between 1.xii.1906 and 26.xii.1906

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 Lithophyllum riosmenae A.S.Harvey & Woelkerling.

Type Information
Type locality: Island Bay near Wellington, New Zealand; (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 139) Lectotype: W.A.Setchell; vi.1904; uppermost sublittoral zone, on Ulva; TRH; A16-1003 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 139) Notes: "Collection includes packet and two small boxes with conceptacle bearing fragments, one of which was rediscovered during the present study. Accompanying annotation slip marked ‘Herbarium of the University of California’ [UC] and 'on Ulva'. Packet marked ‘Melob. Lithophyllum explanatum. Boxes marked 'L. explanatum'. Slide marked ‘Melobesia explanatum paa [= on] Ulva’. Locality on collection boxes mistakenly given as ‘Bay of Island’ but in protologue (Foslie 1906b: 26) and on prepared slide correctly given as ‘Island Bay’. Incorrect locality data from boxes also repeated in Adey & Lebednik 1967: 36 and Woelkerling 1993: 88, both of whom were unaware of prepared slide]" (Woelkering et al. 2005: 139).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 August 2012 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 11 August 2015

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