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Oolithotus fragilis (Lohmann) Martini & C.Müller 1972

Publication details
Oolithotus fragilis (Lohmann) Martini & C.Müller 1972: 67

Published in: Martini, E. & Müller, C. 1972 (1972). Nannoplankton aus dem nördlichen Arabischen Meer. 'Meteor' Forschungs-Ergebnisse, Reihe C 10: 63-74.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Oolithotus is Oolithotus antillarum (Cohen) Cohen & P.Reinhardt.

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

Basionym
Coccolithophora fragilis Lohmann

Type information
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean, S. of St. Paul (0-100 m) (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Coccolithophora fragilis Lohmann 1912
Coccolithus fragilis (Lohmann) Schiller 1930
Cyclococcolithus fragilis (Lohmann) Deflandre 1954

Nomenclatural notes
Heimdal (1997: 801) record the authorities for this species as '(Lohmann) Reinhardt, 1972, p. 89' (see the References for the Reinhardt book).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Coccolithophora fragilis Lohmann)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Cyclococcolithus fragilis (Lohmann) Deflandre)
Europe: Britain (Parke & Dixon 1976).

(as Oolithotus fragilis (Lohmann) Martini & C.Müller)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Afonso-Carrillo 2014), Madeira (Kaufmann, Santos & Maranhão 2015).

Europe: Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014, Balycleva & Ryabushko 2017, Zotov 2018), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014, Shao 2003-2014).

World: World (Jordan & Green 1994).

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.

Reinhardt, P. (1972). Coccolithen. Kalkiges Plankton seit Jahrmillionen. Vol. 453 pp. 1-99, 188 figures. Wittenberg: A. Ziemsen.

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