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Lithophyllum polycephalum Foslie 1905

Publication details
Lithophyllum polycephalum Foslie 1905: 16

Published in: Foslie, M. (1905). Den botaniske samling [The botanical collection]. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Aarsbertning 1904(6): 15-18.

Publication date: between April 1905 and 24.viii.1905

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: St. Vincent, Cap Verde (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 169). Holotype: Vanhöffen, Gauss Expedition [= German South Polar Expedition 1901-1903]; ix.1901; no habitat data on type. TRH A19-1256 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 168).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with many heads.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dermatolithon polycephalum (Foslie) Foslie 1909
Goniolithon polycephalum (Foslie) Afonso-Carrillo 1984
Titanoderma polycephalum (Foslie) Woelkerling, Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.Silva 1985

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Dermatolithon polycephalum (Foslie) Foslie, Goniolithon polycephalum (Foslie) Afonso-Carr. and Tenarea polycephalum (Foslie) W.H. Adey as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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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