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Authority

Manton, J.Sutherl. & Oates (Manton et al., 1977: 151, pl. 1, figs 1-5; pl. 2, figs 6, 7; pl. 3, figs 10-12)

Order

Coccolithophorales

Class

Haptophyceae

Family

Incertae Sedis

Additional References

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Synonyms

N/A

Basionym

N/A

Description

Coccospheres 4–6 μm, uniform; coccoliths 1.5–2 μm, with a wigwam of 4 rods.

Distribution

64º39'S 43º36'W Thomsen et al. (1988)
64º49'S 44º41'W Thomsen et al. (1988)
63º00.0955'S 80º00.198'E, H. Marchant, AAD, unpub.

Comments

In Arctic regions, each wigwam rod is attached to an enlarged crystallite in the rim; in the Weddell Sea the rod is attached to a rim crystallite that does not differ from others.

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