Lithophyllum munitum Foslie & M.Howe 1906

Publication Details
Lithophyllum munitum Foslie & M.Howe 1906: 132, pls 86, 88, 89

Published in: Foslie, M. & Howe, M.A. (1906). New American coralline algae. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden 4: 128-136, pls 80-93.

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

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Harveylithon munitum (Foslie & M.Howe) A.Rösler, Perfectti, V.Peña & J.C.Braga.

Type Information
Type locality: Cave Cays, Exuma Chain, Bahamas; (Woelkerling 1998: 319) Holotype: M.A. Howe; 19.ii.1905; NY; Howe no. 4023 (Woelkerling 1998: 319) Notes: Isotypes PC, Howe no. 4023, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); TRH, Howe 4023, includes three slides also numbered 4023; BM, algal box collection 925. Penrose in Womersely (1996: 264) gives the following data: lectotype in TRH (no. 4023); designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik 1967: 20; illustrated by Penrose (1990: fig. 37A-E).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 24 May 2001 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 14 July 2016

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