Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey 1849

Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine

Current name: Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes - 10 June 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk)

Publication Details
Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey 1849: 108

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). A manual of the British marine algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of all the known British species of sea-weeds. With plates to illustrate all the genera. pp. [i]-lii, [1]-252, 27 pls. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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Publication date: Jul-Dec 1849

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine.

Basionym
Millepora calcarea Pallas

Type Information
Neotype locality: Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, England; (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212) Neotype: W.F. Farnham; 11.xii.1983; subtidal; BM; Box 1626 (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212) Notes: Chamberlain & Irvine (1994) recommend consulting Woelkerling & Irvine (1986a: figs 1,15) for more information on the neotype of this species. Isoneotypes: BM, LTB

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 October 2017

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