Umbellosphaera Paasche, 1955
Lectotype species: Umbellosphaera tenuis (Kamptner) Paasche
Original publication: Markali, J. & Paasche, E. (1955). On two species of Umbellosphaera, a new marine coccolithophorid genus. Nytt Magasin for Botanikk 4: 95-100.
Type designated in: Loeblich, A.R. & Tappan, H. (1963). Type fixation and validation of certain calcareous nannoplankton genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 76: 191-196.
The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-11-17 by E.A. Molinari Novoa.
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: According to Jordan et al. (2005), the family Umbellosphaeraceae has possible affinities to the Syracosphaerales. Heimdal (1997: 754) records this genus as a member of the Order Coccosphaerales, Family Syracosphaeraceae.
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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 October 2023