Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897 (red algae)

Rhodophyceae - Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae

Synonym: Lithothamnium Philippi [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Melobesioideae according to J. C. Bailey and R. L. Chapman 1998

See also Bassi 1998 and Kiessling 2003

Sister taxa: Aethesolithon, Calliarthron, Mesophyllum, Phymatolithon

Subtaxa: Lithothamnion camarasae Lithothamnion cardinellense Lithothamnion corallinaeforme Lithothamnion microphyllum Lithothamnion moreti Lithothamnion praefruticulosum Lithothamnion ramosissimum Lithothamnion valens Lithothamnium aggregatum Lithothamnium alasanii Lithothamnium aucklandicum Lithothamnium bofilli Lithothamnium bourcarti Lithothamnium cuvillieri Lithothamnium disarmonicum Lithothamnium gaschei Lithothamnium lacroixi Lithothamnium ladronicum Lithothamnium macrosporangicum Lithothamnium microcellulosum Lithothamnium microphyllum Lithothamnium montainvillense Lithothamnium moreti Lithothamnium nitidum Lithothamnium operculatum Lithothamnium parvulum Lithothamnium praefruticulosum Lithothamnium prascoi Lithothamnium ramosissimum Lithothamnium saipanense Lithothamnium saxorum Lithothamnium subtile Lithothamnium trinidadensum Lithothamnium viallii

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (7 collections), French Polynesia (3), Greece (1), India (6), Italy (3), the Marshall Islands (2), the Seychelles (1), United States (6: Florida, Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), India (1), Italy (3), Spain (2)

• Hemphillian of Spain (2)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (2), Egypt (1), France (4), Italy (9), the Marshall Islands (2), Poland (6), Spain (13)

• Oligocene of India (2), Italy (9), Slovenia (2), Spain (2)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Guam (1), India (2), Indonesia (1), Italy (9), Peru (1), Spain (2), United States (1: California)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Italy (2), Spain (2), Togo (1)

• Cretaceous of Iraq (1)

Total: 119 collections including 175 occurrences

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