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Authority

Kamptner (1943: 45)

Order

Coccolithophorales

Class

Haptophyceae

Family

Noelaerhabdaceae

Additional References

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Synonyms

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Basionym

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Description

Coccospheres 6–10 μm, often in clusters. Coccoliths large, 3.5–6 μm, with bridge at a high angle to the long axis; collar around central opening of distal shield.

Distribution

64º56'S 150º12'E Nishida (1986)
65º00'S 117º59'E Nishida (1986)

Comments

A Gephyrocapsa species with an elevated bridge of two high, paddle-like plates has been reported (Nishida, 1979; Heimdal & Gaarder, 1981; Kleijne, 1993). It is not clear at this stage if this is a malformation, a distinct morphotype or a different species.

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