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Lithothamnion australe Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion australe Foslie in Weber-van Bosse & Foslie 1904: 24

Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. & Foslie, M. (1904). The Corallinaceae of the Siboga-Expedition Siboga Expeditie Monographie LXI. pp. 1-77, 32 figs, XVI pls. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Mesophyllum australe (Foslie) Me.Lemoine
Lithophyllum australe (Foslie) Me.Lemoine 1917

Nomenclatural notes
Taylor (1945) cites this species as Lithothamnium australe.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. (Dawson 1960: 11). Type: [Leon Diguet (Dawson 1960: 11)]; no date; probably on sublittoral banks. TRH C17-3298, Hariot no. 1, includes slides 86 and 87; designated by Adey et al. 1982: 57 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 462). Notes: Isolectotype: PC (missing).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion australe Foslie)
North America: California (CA) (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Stewart 1991, Miller 2012), Mexico (Dawson 1960).

Central America: Panama (Fernández-García & al. 2011).

Indian Ocean Islands: Cargados Carajos (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Comoros and Mayotte (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Saya de Malha Bank (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Pacific Islands: Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996).

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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