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Litholepis affinis Foslie

Publication details
Litholepis affinis Foslie 1906: 17

Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Algologiske notiser II. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(2): 1-28.
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Publication date: between 1.xii.1906 and 26.xii.1906

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Litholepis is Litholepis caspica (Foslie) Foslie.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melobesia affinis (Foslie) Me.Lemoine

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), neighbouring, allied to, akin to (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Whistling Island, St John, US Virgin Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 297). Lectotype: F. Børgesen; 21.iii.1906; 15 fathoms. TRH A16-992. Børgesen 2072, includes slides 1235 and 1236; designated by Woelkerling, 1993: 22, who provides further comments. (Woelkerling 1998: 297). Notes: Isolectotype: PC, Børgesen 2072, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Lemoine, Mme P. [=M.] (1917). Corallinaceae. Subfam. I. Melobesieae. In: Børgesen, F. The marine algae of the Danish West Indies III. Rhodophyceae. Part. C. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 147-182.

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.

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