Papposphaera K.Tangen, 1972

Holotype species: Papposphaera lepida Tangen

Original publication and holotype designation: Tangen, K. (1972). Papposphaera lepida, gen. nov., n. sp., a new marine coccolithophorid from Norwegian coastal waters. Norwegian Journal of Botany 19: 171-178.

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: 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 Papposphaeraceae has possible affinities with the Syracosphaerales. Heimdal (1997: 753) records this genus as a member of the Order Coccosphaerales, Family Deflandriaceae.

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