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Melobesia explanata (Foslie) Foslie 1908

Publication details
Melobesia explanata (Foslie) Foslie 1908: 6

Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Pleiostroma, a new subgenus of Melobesia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(11): 1-7.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum riosmenae A.S.Harvey & Woelkerling

Lithophyllum explanatum Foslie

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).

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General environment
This is a marine species.

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