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Lithothamnion aemulans (Foslie & M.Howe) Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion aemulans (Foslie & M.Howe) Foslie 1908: 17

Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Algologiske notiser V. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(7): 1-20.
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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 Melyvonnea aemulans (Foslie & M.Howe) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Basionym
Lithothamnion fruticulosum var. aemulans Foslie & M.Howe

Type information
Type locality: San Juan, Puerto Rico, 28 May 1903, coll. M. A. Howe. (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 453). Holotype: M.A. Howe; 28.v.1903; lying free just below low tide mark. TRH 453 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 453). Notes: Part of holotype of Lithothamnion fruticulosum var. aemulans Foslie & Howe; partly in NY.

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), rivalling, more or less equalling (Stearn 1973).

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

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
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

Key references
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: 09 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 22 September 2015 by Paul Gabrielson

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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2019.

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