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Emiliania W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler, 1967

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Hacrobia
Phylum Haptophyta
Class Coccolithophyceae
Subclass Prymnesiophycidae
Order Isochrysidales
Family Noelaerhabdaceae

Holotype species: Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler

Original publication and holotype designation: Hay, W.W., Mohler, H.P., Roth, P.H., Schmidt, R.R. & Boudreaux, J.E. (1967). Calcareous nannoplankton zonation of the Cenozoic of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean-Antillean area, and transoceanic correlation. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 17: 428-480.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.

Taxonomic notes
Ichinomiya et al. (2011: fig. 3) place this in the Haptophyceae. - (8 Apr 2011) - Wendy Guiry

Comments: Heimdal (1997: 752) record this genus as being a member of the Family Gephyrocapsaceae,

Numbers of names and species: There are 3 species names in the database at present, as well as 5 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 2 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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References
Heimdal, B.R. (1996). Modern coccolithophorids. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 731-834. San Diego: Academic Press.

Ichinomiya, M., Yoshikawa, S., Kamiya, M., Ohki, K., Takaichi, S. & Kuwata, A. (2011). Isolation and charcterization of Parmales (Heterokonta/Heterokontophyta/Stramenopiles) from the Oyahio region, western North Pacific. Journal of Phycology 47(1): 144-151.

Bendif, E.M., Probert, I., Carmichael, M., Romac, S., Hagino, K. & de Vargas, C. (2014). Genetic delineation between and within the widespread coccolithophore morpho-species Emiliana huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 140-148.

Bendif, E.M. & Young, J. (2014). On the ultrastructure of Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyta) life stages. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(4): 379-388.

Reinhardt, P. (1972). Coccolithen. Kalkiges Plankton seit Jahrmillionen. Die neue Brehm B├╝cheri No. 453. pp. 1-99, 188 figs. Wittenberg: A. Ziemsen Verlag .

Kamptner, E. (1956). Das Kalkskelett von Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner und Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner (Coccolithineae). Arch. Protistenkd. 101: 99-202.

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Created: 01 July 2004 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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