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Flosculosphaera Jordan & Kleijne, 1991

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

Holotype species: Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis R.W.Jordan & A.Kleijne

Original publication and holotype designation: Kleijne, A., Jordan, R.W. & Chamberlain, A.H.L. (1991). Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis gen. et sp. nov. and F. sacculus sp. nov., new coccolithophorids (Prymnesiophyceae) from the N.E. Atlantic. British Phycological Journal 26(2): 185-194, 7 figs, 1 table.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

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: Following the recent observations that many holococcollithophores are phases in the life cycles of heterococcolithophores, the family Calyptrosphaeraceae is now known to be polyphyletic, so Jordan et al. (2005) recommend abandoning its use. However, until all or most holococcolith-bearing taxa can be transferred into other existing families, they consider it wise to keep them together.

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