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Litholepis mediterranea Foslie

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Corallinaceae
Genus Litholepis

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Litholepis mediterranea Foslie
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Litholepis mediterranea Foslie
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

 

Titanoderma mediterraneum (Foslie) Woelkerling
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Publication details
Litholepis mediterranea Foslie 1906: 17, no fig.

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 (holotype) of the genus Litholepis is Litholepis caspica (Foslie) Foslie.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), Mediterranean Sea (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
Taxon inquirendum (Furnari, pers. comm.); nothing is said in the protologue about cell connections between filaments, and the type has yet to be re-examined to determine whether cell fusions or secondary pits occur Woelkerling, pers. comm.).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Banyuls-sur-Mer, Pyrénées Orientales, France (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 141). Holotype: Sauvageau; vi.1906; somewhat exposed place. TRH A16-1009 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 141).

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). The Coralline Red Algae: an analysis of the genera and subfamilies of nongeniculate Corallinaceae. pp. i-xi, 1-268, 259 figs, tables numbered by chapter. London & Oxford: British Museum (Natural History) & Oxford University Press.

Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

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.

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