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Porolithon antillarum (Foslie & M.Howe) Foslie & M.Howe 1909

Publication details
Porolithon antillarum (Foslie & M.Howe) Foslie & M.Howe in Foslie 1909: 57 (as 'Antillarum' )

Published in: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Porolithon is Porolithon onkodes (Heydrich) Foslie.

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

Basionym
Lithophyllum antillarum Foslie & M.Howe

Type information
Type locality: Culebra Island, Puerto Rico (Woelkerling 1998: 302). Holotype: M.A. Howe No. 4373; 7.iii.1906; on reef near low water mark. NY 945452 Notes: Isotypes: PC, Howe 4373, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, algal box collection 899; NY (Woelkerling, 1993: 28); TRH A27-1565: Howe no. 4373, including slides 1085, 1086 and two unnumbered slides. At low-water mark on a coral reef at Flamingo Bay, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico (INA).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antilles.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum antillarum Foslie & M.Howe 1906

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum onkodes f. pachydermum Foslie 1904
Lithophyllum pachydermum (Foslie) Foslie 1906
Porolithon pachydermum (Foslie) Foslie 1909
Hydrolithon pachydermum (Foslie) J.C.Bailey, J.E.Gabel, & Freshwater 2004

Taxonomic notes
Gabrielson et al. (2018), based on DNA sequencing of type material, showed that: 1) P. antillarum was distinct from P. onkodes, where it had been placed in synonymy by Maneveldt & Keats (2014), based on morpho-anatomy and 2) that P. antillarum and P. pachydermum were conspecific with the basionym of P. antillarum, Lithophyllum antillarum Foslie & M.Howe having priority over P. pachydermum. - (23 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Gabrielson, P.W., Hughey, J.R. & Diaz-Pulido G. (2018). Genomics reveals abundant speciation in the coral reef building alga Porolithon onkodes (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) (Letter). Journal of Phycology 54(4): 429-434.

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