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Coccosphaera Wallich, 1877

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

Lectotype species: Coccosphaera pelagica Wallich

Currently accepted name for the type species: Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich) J.Schiller

Original publication:Wallich, G.C. 1877 (1877). Observations on the coccosphere. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 4 19: 342-350.

Type designated in Loeblich, A.R.,Jr. & Tappan, H. 1963 (1963). Type fixation and validation of certain calcareous nannoplankton genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 76: 191-196.

Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Coccolithus.

Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 2 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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