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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 October 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 September 2023