Titanoderma polycephalum ( ) , Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.
Titanoderma polycephalum (Foslie) Woelkerling, Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.Silva 1985: 333
Published in: Woelkerling, W.J., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Silva, P.C. (1985). A taxonomic and nomenclatural reassessment of Tenarea, Titanoderma and Dermatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of type and other critical specimens. Phycologia 24: 317-337, 39 figs, 2 tables.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum polycephalum Foslie
Lithophyllum polycephalum Foslie
Type locality: St. Vincent, Cap Verde (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 169). Holotype: Vanhöffen, Gauss Expedition [= German South Polar Expedition 1901-1903]; ix.1901; no habitat data on type. TRH A19-1256 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 168).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with many heads.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Treated as taxonomically valid by Athanasiadis (2016: 309). - (3 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Created: 07 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 February 2017 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 January 2020.