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Authority

(G.C.Wall.) Kamptner (1954)

Order

Prymnesiales

Class

Haptophyceae

Family

Helicosphaeraceae

Additional References

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Synonyms

Syracolithus catilliferus Kamptner [solid variant form]

Syracolithus confusus Kleijne [perforated variant form]

Basionym

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Description

Two coccolith variants have been recognised; both occur on single coccospheres (Cros et al., 2000; Geisen et al., 2000).

Solid variant coccoliths with a flat top showing layered-rhombic fabric; pyramidal boss or low spine near the centre; rim 1 crystallite wide, showing hexagonal fabric; 5-6 crystallites high; central opening on proximal side small or absent.
Perforated variant coccoliths with 7-10 circular depressions around the central boss.

Distribution

64º16'S 136º06'E Nishida (1986)

60º00'S 116º02'E Nishida (1986)

Comments

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