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Authority

Kamptner 1937

Order

Coccolithophorales

Family

Calyptrosphaeraceae (this is an artificial grouping -heterococcolith phase is currently un-confirmed)

Additional References

Kleijne (1991) p. 52, pl. XII.

Synonyms

N/A

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Basionym

N/A

 

Description

After Young et al. 2003. BCs tube simple, with 2-layered wall; distal surface open except low, narrow, slightly oblique, s-shaped, bridge. Liths ca. 1.5 μm long.

CFCs bridge extended into leaf.

Distribution

N/A

Comments

After Young et al. Rather variable morphotypes are assigned to C. gracilis and it may prove to include several discrete species, see Cros & Fortuno (202).