Spongites mamillosus ( ) Ballesteros, nom. illeg.
Neogoniolithon mamillosum (Hauck) Setchell & L.R.Mason
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Spongites mamillosus (Hauck) Ballesteros 1990: 39, nom. illeg. (as 'mamillosa' )
Published in: Ballesteros, E. (1990). Check-list of benthic marine algae from Catalonia (North-West Mediterranean). Treballs de l'Institut Botànic de Barcelona 13: 5-52.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Neogoniolithon hauckii (Rothpletz) R.A.Townsend & Huisman
Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck
Type locality: Adriatic Sea (Woelkerling & Verheij 1995: 64). Lectotype: L 943.8-115 (Woelkerling & Verheij 1995: 64).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: Woelkering et al. (2005: 87) note: "The name Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck (1883a) is based on a non-fossil type and thus has priority over [the fossil species] L. mamillosum Gümbel (1871: 41) which is based on a fossil type (see ICBN Art. 11.7, Note 4)].". However, G. Furnari (e-mail, 3 March 2017) writes: "In 2005, Woelkerling et al., correctly referred to the Saint Louis Code of 2000 in which Art. 11.7 Note 4 gave reason to that interpretation. But, the Vienna Code of 2006 Art. 11.8 Note 4 and relative examples, gave a different rule as concerns homonymy. Such an interpretation was confirmed in ICN (Melbourne Code) of 2012 Art. 11.8 Note 5 and relative examples 35-37. Therefore, Lithothamnion mamillosum Hauck is illegitimate being a later homonym of L. mamillosum Gümbel and L. hauckii Rothpletz is a legitimate new name. Consequently, all combination based on L. mamillosum Hauck are illegitimate, while those based on L. hauckii Rothpletz, are legitimate. Of course, L. hauckii Foslie is illegitimate being a later homonym of L. hauckii Rothpletz." - (23 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
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
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Created: 21 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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 24 February 2020.