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Discosphaera tubifera (Murray & Blackman) Ostenfeld 1900

Publication details
Discosphaera tubifera (Murray & Blackman) Ostenfeld 1900: 200

Published in: Ostenfeld, C.H. (1900). Über Coccosphaera. Zoologischer Anzeiger 23: 198-200.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Discosphaera is Discosphaera thomsonii Ostenfeld.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Rhabdosphaera tubifera Murray & Blackman

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Rhabdosphaera tubifera Murray & Blackman 1898

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Discosphaera thomsonii Ostenfeld 1899

Nomenclatural notes
Heimdal (1997: 791) incorrectly spells the specific epithet of this species as tubifer. Discosphaera is fminine and the correct epithet is "tubifera". - (26 Jun 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
See Norris (1984: J. of Phycology, 20: 1, pp. 35) for information on the taxonomy of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Heimdal, B.R. (1996). Modern coccolithophorids. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 731-834. San Diego: Academic Press.

Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.

Kapustin, D.O. & Gerasimiuk, V.P. (2015 '2014'). Haptophyta. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 483-489. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Norris, R.E. (1984). Indian Ocean nanoplankton. I. Rhabdosphaeraceae (Prymnesiophyceae) with a review of extant taxa. Journal of Phycology 20: 27-41.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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