Discosphaera Haeckel, 1894, nom. illeg.

Lectotype species: Discosphaera thomsonii Ostenfeld

Currently accepted name for the type species: Discosphaera tubifera (G.Murray & V.H.Blackman) Ostenfeld

Original publication: Haeckel, E. (1894). Systematische Phylogenie der Protisten und Pflanzen. Erster Theil des Entwurfs einer systematischen Stammesgeschichte. pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-400. Berlin: Verlag von Georg Reimer.

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Type designated in: Ostenfeld, C.H. (1900 '1899'). Plankton. In: Iagttagelsen over overfladevandets temperatur, saltholdighed og plankton paa islandske og grønlandske skibsrouter i 1899. (Knudsen, M. & Ostenfeld, C. Eds), pp. 45-93. Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos Kgl. Hof-Bogtrykkeri.

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Fossil: This is a genus of fossil species, or a genus with a fossil type species, or a genus the type species of which was originally described as a fossil.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-06-24 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: 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: 754) records this genus as a member of the Order Coccosphaerales.

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