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Titanoderma litorale (Suneson) Boudouresque & Perret-Boudouresque 1987

Publication details
Titanoderma litorale (Suneson) Boudouresque & Perret-Boudouresque 1987: 41

Published in: Boudouresque, C.-F. & Perret-Boudouresque, M. (1987). A checklist of the benthic marine algae of Corsica. pp. [1]-121. Marseille: GIS Posidonie publ.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Titanoderma is Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Titanoderma pustulatum var. confine (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Y.M.Chamberlain

Lithophyllum litorale Suneson

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Cormaci & Furnari (1987: 757) cited Dermatolithon litorale rather than the correct basionym, Lithophyllum litorale Suneson. However, Cormaci, Furnari & Alongi (2017: 257) comment: "This combination, proposed by Cormaci & Furnari (1987: 757), is considered as invalid either in INA (2017) or in AlgaeBase (Guiry & Guiry, 2017) because was indicated as basionym Dermatolithon litorale Suneson instead of Lithophyllum litorale Suneson. However, according to art. 41.6 of ICN (McNeill et al., 2012): "errors in the citation of the basionym...but not omissions (art. 41.5), do not preclude valid publication of a new combination". Moreover, it should be noted that both this combination and that one proposed by Boudouresque et Perret-Boudouresque (see above) were published in November 1987. However, because Ti. litorale after 1987 was first quoted by Soto & Conde (1989: 68) as Ti. litorale (Crouan et Crouan sic!) Boudouresque et Perret, according to art. 11.5 of ICN (McNeill et al., 2012), such a choice establishes priority for Boudouresque et Perret-Boudouresque's combination." - (11 Jun 2012) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Titanoderma pustulatum var. confine (P. & H. Crouan) Chamberlain. Treated as taxonomically valid by Athanasiadis (2016: 307).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (1987). Nomenclatural notes on some Mediterranean algae. Taxon 36: 755-758.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 September 2020.

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