Wigwamma I.Manton, J.Sutherland & K.Oates, 1977
Holotype species: Wigwamma arctica I.Manton, J.Sutherland & K.Oates
Original publication and holotype designation: Manton, I., Sutherland, J. & Oates, K. 1977 (1977). Arctic coccolithophorids: Wigwamma arctica gen. et sp. nov. from Greenland and Arctic Canada, W. annulifera sp. nov. from South Africa and South Alaska and Calciarcus alaskensis gen. et sp. nov. from S. Alaska. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 197: 145-168.
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: Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-64, 103-139. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Comments: According to Jordan et al. (2005), the genus Wigwamma has possible affinities to the Papposphaeraceae, a family with possible affinities to the Syracosphaeraceae. Heimdal (1997: 754) records this genus as a member of the Order Coccosphaerales but records tha family as incertae sedis.
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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 26 September 2023