This name is a synonym of Riccardia elegans (Stephani) Hürl..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 35211238) with original publication details: Sp. Hepat. 6: 25 1917.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-35211238, and has not been changed.