Gephyrocapsa Kamptner, 1943
Holotype species: Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner
Original publication and holotype designation: Kamptner, E. (1943). Zur Revision der Coccolithineen-Spezies Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohm . Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften 80: 43-49.
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.
Comments: Heimdal (1997: 752) record this genus as being a member of the Family Gephyrocapsaceae,
Numbers of names and species: There are 14 species names in the database at present, of which 13 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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Heimdal, B.R. (1996). Modern coccolithophorids. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 731-834. San Diego: Academic Press.
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 Bücheri 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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Verified by: 24 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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