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Lithothamnion imbricatum Dickie

Publication details
Lithothamnion imbricatum Dickie 1877: 486

Published in: Dickie, G. (1877). Supplemental notes on algae collected by H.N. Moseley, M.A., of H.M.S. "Challenger" from various localities. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 486-489.
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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 Mesophyllum imbricatum (Dickie) W.H.Adey

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
"...unknowingly redescribed as Lithothamnion dickiei by Foslie (1900a: 7) who thought that Dickie%u2019s name was only an herbarium name. Later, Foslie (190b: 12) corrected his mistake and recognized L. imbricatum as a distinct species]." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 449). - (20 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Papeete harbor, Tahiti (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 258). Holotype: H. Moseley; date not indicated; BM algal box collection 1017 (Woelkerling 1998: 348). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, British Museum no. 13, includes slides 339 and 1610. isotype: PC, unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (box collection, filed under Lithothamnion imbricatum).

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.

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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Verified by: 20 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2019.

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