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Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohmann 1902

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Hacrobia
Phylum Haptophyta
Class Coccolithophyceae
Subclass Prymnesiophycidae
Order Zygodiscales
Family Pontosphaeraceae
Genus Pontosphaera

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Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohmann
Schematic reconstructions. 17 Feb 2013. © Dag Klaveness.

Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohmann
off the Canary Islands taken on RV Poseidon cruise P233b; Scanning EM with false colour. 20 Oct 2006. Dr Markus Geisen. © Markus Geisen .

 

Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler off the Canary Islands taken on RV Poseidon cruise P233b; Scanning EM with false colour
© Markus Geisen

Publication details
Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohmann 1902: 130, pl. 4: figs. 1-9. pl. 6: fig. 6a

Published in: Lohmann, H. (1902). Die Coccolithophoridae, eine Monographie der Coccolithen bildenden Flagellaten, zugleich ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Mittelmeerauftriebs. Archiv für Protistenkunde 1: 89-165, pls IV-VI.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pontosphaera is Pontosphaera syracusana Lohmann.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler

Type information
Type locality: "Vor Syracus. Oktober bis Mai" [Off Syracuse, Ionian coast of Sicily, Italy; May to October] (Lohmann 1902: 130).

Eponomy
Named for Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British scientist.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Hay, W.W., Mohler, H.P., Roth, P.H., Schmidt, R.R. & Boudreaux, J.E. (1967). Calcareous nannoplankton zonation of the Cenozoic of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean-Antillean area, and transoceanic correlation. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 17: 428-480.

Key references
Findlay, C.S., Young, J.R. & Scott, F.J. (2005). Haptophyta:Order Coccolithophorales. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 276-294. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

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

Created: 24 March 2005 by G.M. Guiry

Verified by: 26 August 2021 by E.A. Molinari Novoa

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Kamptner, E. (1943). Zur Revision der Coccolithineen-Spezies Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohm . Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften 80: 43-49.

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2021.

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