Helicosphaera Kamptner 1954 (haptophyte alga)

Helicosphaera

Parent taxon: Haptophyta according to M. Hyzny et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Prymnesiophyceae, Reticulofenestra, Syracosphaera, Umbilicosphaera

Subtaxa: Helicosphaera carteri Helicosphaera neolophota Helicosphaera orientalis Helicosphaera stalis

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

• Miocene of Azerbaijan (2), Cyprus (1), Greece (2), India (1), Italy (1), Slovakia (3), Slovenia (1), Taiwan (1), Tanzania (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Jordan (1), Tonga (1), United States (5: California, Georgia)

Total: 23 collections including 42 occurrences

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