Alisphaera Heimdal, 1973
Holotype species: Alisphaera ordinata (Kamptner) Heimdal
Original publication and holotype designation: Heimdal, B.R. 1973 (1973). Two new taxa of Recent coccolithophorids . 'Meteor' Forschungs-Ergebnisse, serie D 13: 70-75.
Description: Emended by Kleijne, Jordan, Heimdal, Samtleben, Chamberlain & Cros (2002: 587).The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-10-08 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-64, 103-139. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Comments: According to Jordan et al. (2005), the family Alisphaeraceae has possible affinities with the Syracosphaerales. Heimdal (1997: 754) records this genus as a member of the Order Coccosphaerales, Family Syracosphaeraceae.
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 October 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2023