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Pseudolithophyllum whidbeyense (Foslie) Steneck & R.T. Paine 1986

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Lithophylleae
Genus Pseudolithophyllum


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Pseudolithophyllum whidbeyense (Foslie) Steneck & R.T. Paine
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).


Rhodochorton elegans K.M.Drew

Pseudolithophyllum whidbeyense (Foslie) Steneck & R.T. Paine Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

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Publication details
Pseudolithophyllum whidbeyense (Foslie) Steneck & R.T. Paine 1986: 229

Published in: Steneck, R.S. & Paine, R.T. (1986). Ecological and taxonomic studies of shallow-water encrusting Corallinaceae (Rhodophyta) of the boreal northeastern Pacific. Phycologia 25(2): 221-240.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pseudolithophyllum is Pseudolithophyllum fuegianum (Heydrich) M.L.Mendoza & Cabioch.

Lithophyllum whidbeyense Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Whidbey Island, Washington, U.S.A, (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 59). Lectotype: Setchell & N.L.Gardner Algae of Puget Sound, number 655; 1901; none given. TRH A6-315 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 59). Notes: Lectotype fide L.R. Mason, 1953: 341; Collector : N.L. Gardener 655 (INA). Lectotype: TRH, Gardner 655 (UC, 739464) on Acmaea mitra shell (lectotype chosen by Mason 1953); shallow subtidal (Steneck & Paine, 1986).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum whidbeyense Foslie 1906
Mesophyllum whidbeyense (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

Taxonomic notes
DNA sequencing of the lectotype specimen of Pseudolithphyllum whidbeyense revealed that this name had been misapplied and instead belongs to an undescribed coralline species in the Hapalidiales (Hind et el., 2018). - (21 Feb 2019) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hind, K.R., Gabrielson, P.W., Jensen, C. & Martone, P.T. (2018). Evolutionary reversals in Bossiella (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): first report of a coralline genus with both geniculate and nongeniculate species. Journal of Phycology 54(6): 788-798.

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Verified by: 21 February 2019 by G.M. Guiry

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