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Lithothamnion incertum Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion incertum Foslie 1904: 5, no fig.

Published in: Foslie, M. (1904). Algologiske notiser. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1904(2): 1-9.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum incertum (Foslie) Me.Lemoine

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), uncertain, doubtful or undecided.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
"... originally described as Lithothamnion erubescens f. prostrata (Foslie 1901a: 3) but subsequently (Foslie 1904c: 5) raised to species rank and redescribed as Lithothamnion incertum with a nomenclaturally allowable change in epithet from prostrata (used by Foslie in the rank of forma) to incertum (used by Foslie in the rank of species)." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 450). - (20 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Bermuda (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 450). Type: No collector data; No date indicated; No habitat data on type. TRH C15-3238 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 450).

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.

Key references
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.

Created: 05 February 2006 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 20 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 December 2019.

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