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Authority

H.A.Thomsen, in Thomsen et al. (1988: 443, figs 41-43)

Order

Coccolithophorales

Class

Haptophyceae

Family

Papposphaeraceae

Additional References

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Synonyms

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Basionym

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Description

Coccospheres spherical, c. 4 μm; coccoliths c. 0.5 μm long; central area open; process absent; rim elements separated so that the wall is discontinuous; crystallites of two types occur alternately along the scale rim.

Distribution

64º49'S 44º41'W Thomsen et al. (1988)
64º49'S 44º41'W Thomsen et al. (1988)
65º00'S 49º54'W Thomsen et al. (1988)
64º51'S 45º55'W Thomsen et al. (1988)

Comments

Family Papposphaeraceae description: Diploid phase motile; coccospheres covered in pappoliths. A central process is often prominent. Each pappolith is constructed of a rim of two lath types, one small and confined to the proximal part of the wall, the other vertically expanded; central area with variable structures. Haploid phase motile, with holococcoliths typically with tower-like forms.

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