Mesophyllum Lemoine 1930 (red algae)

Rhodophyceae - Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae

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

See also Riding et al. 1991

Sister taxa: Aethesolithon, Calliarthron, Distichoplax, Lithothamnion, Phymatolithon

Subtaxa: Mesophyllum alternans Mesophyllum austriacum Mesophyllum commune Mesophyllum erubescens Mesophyllum fructiferum Mesophyllum galettoi Mesophyllum ingestum Mesophyllum koritzae Mesophyllum laffittei Mesophyllum marosticae Mesophyllum obsitum Mesophyllum prelichenoides Mesophyllum rigidum Mesophyllum roveretoi Mesophyllum vaughani

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Type: Mesophyllum austriacum

Ecology: stationary epifaunal "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (7 collections), Barbados (2), Egypt (6), French Polynesia (12), Greece (1), India (5), Italy (3), Maldives (2), Mayotte (2), New Caledonia (2), Papua New Guinea (1), the Seychelles (2), United States (3: Hawaii)

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

• Hemphillian of Spain (2)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Egypt (4), France (3), Guam (10), Israel (21), Italy (1), Japan (1), Lebanon (4), Malta (9), the Marshall Islands (1), Poland (10), Romania (5), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (10), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (12), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Germany (2), Greece (2), Hungary (1), India (1), Italy (8), Japan (13), Peru (1), Spain (2), United States (2: California)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Greece (2), India (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (2), France (2), Greece (1), Italy (1), Slovakia (4), Spain (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of France (1), India (1), Slovakia (1)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 210 collections including 279 occurrences

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