Coccolithus pelagicus Wallich 1877 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae - Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae

Alternative combination: Coccosphaera pelagica

Belongs to Coccolithus according to K. Fujioka et al. 1998

See also Faranda et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection), Italy (2)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (1)

• Miocene of Azerbaijan (2), Ecuador (1), Greece (1), India (1), Micronesia (7), Slovakia (3), Slovenia (1), Taiwan (1), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Jordan (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: California, Georgia)

• Paleocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 31 collections including 34 occurrences

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