Lithothamnion calcareum var. compressum (M'Calla ex Harvey) Me.Lemoine 1913

Publication Details
Lithothamnion calcareum var. compressum (M'Calla ex Harvey) Me.Lemoine 1913: 127

Published in: Lemoine, M. (1913). Mélobésiées de l'ouest de l'Irlande (Clew Bay). Nouvelle Archives du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Paris Sér. 5 5: 121-145.

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 Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine.

Basionym
Melobesia compressa M'Calla ex Harvey

Type Information
Type locality: probably Roundstone Bay, Ireland.; Notes: Type seeminly not designated, but type material of McCalla may be in TCD or DBN (Stafleu & Cowan 1981: 212; Woelkering et al. 2005: 395). Harvey's coralline algae may have not survived.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 02 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 October 2017

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