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Coronosphaera mediterranea (Lohmann) Gaarder 1977

Publication details
Coronosphaera mediterranea (Lohmann) Gaarder in Gaarder & Heimdal 1977: 60, 62, pl. 4, figs 21-26

Published in: Gaarder, K.R. & Heimdal, B.R. (1977). A revision of the genus Syracosphaera Lohmann (Coccolithineae). "Meteor" Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D, Biologie 24: 54-71, 4 pls.

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

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

Basionym
Syracosphaera mediterranea Lohmann

Type information
Type locality: Syracus, Sicily (Index Nominum Algarum).

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Syracosphaera mediterranea Lohmann 1902

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Syracosphaera tuberculata Kamptner 1937
Syracosphaera pulchroides Halldal & Markali 1955

Taxonomic notes
Cortés & Bollmann (2002) describe a combination coccosphere of the heterococcolithophore species Coronosphaera mediterranea and the holococcolithophore species Calyptrolithophora hasleana. They conclude that this combination plus the combination of Coronosphaera mediterranea with Calyptrolithina wettsteinii implies that these three taxa belong to the same species. They note that the name Coronosphaera mediterranea has priority and is therefore the appropriate name. They note that Cros et al. (2000) have suggested a revision of the nomenclatural taxonomy of hetero- and holococcolith associations and according to their proposal, suggest the following names for the heterococcolith-bearing and the two holococcolith-bearing phases of this species: Coronosphaera mediterranea, Coronosphaera mediterranea HO wettsteinii and Coronosphaera mediterranea HO hasleana. - (16 Dec 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
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Key references
Cortés, M.Y. & Bollmann, J. (2002). A new combination coccosphere of the heterococcolith species Coronosphaera mediterranea and the holococcolith species Calyptrolithophora hasleana (Comment). European Journal of Phycology 37(1): 145, 146.

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.

Created: 17 February 2005 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 26 June 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Cortés, M.Y. & Bollman, J. (2002). Comment: A new combination coccosphere of the heterococcolith species Coronosphaera mediterranea and the holococcolith species Calyptrolithophora hasleana. European Journal of Phycology 37: 145-146.
Cortés, M.Y. & Bollmann, J. (2002). A new combination coccosphere of the heterococcolith species Coronosphaera mediterranea and the holococcolith species Calyptrolithophora hasleana (Comment). European Journal of Phycology 37(1): 145, 146.

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