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Ophiaster formosus Gran 1912

Publication details
Ophiaster formosus Gran 1912

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ophiaster.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, handsome.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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

Key references
Young, J.R., Andruleit, H. & Probert, I. (2009). Coccolith function and morphogenesis: insights from appendage-bearing coccolithophores of the family syracosphaeraceae (Haptophyta). Journal of Phycology 45: 213-226.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2021.

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