Discoaster Tan 1902 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae - Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae

Parent taxon: Prymnesiophycidae according to K. Perch-Nielsen 1985

Sister taxa: Braarudosphaeraceae, Centosphaera, Ceratolithina, Ceratolithoides, Chiphragmalithus, Coccolithites, Coccolithus, Cricolithus, Cruciplacolithus, Eoconusphaeraceae, Haqius, Kokia, Laguncula, Liliasterites, Markalius, Mathasterites, Microrhabdulaceae, Nannoconaceae, Neochiastozygus, Orthogonoides, Polycyclolithaceae, Pontosphaera, Prinsiosphaera, Prolatipatella, Repagulum, Rhabdolithus, Schizosphaerellaceae, Tetralithus, Tortolithus, Triquetrorhabdulus, Watkinsia, Zygodiscus, Zygolithus, Zygrhablithus

Subtaxa: Discoaster adamanteus Discoaster bellus Discoaster brouweri Discoaster deflandrei Discoaster intercalaris Discoaster quinqueramus Discoaster surculus Discoaster variabilis

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (1)

• Miocene of Ecuador (2), Greece (1), India (1), Italy (1), Micronesia (7), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), Taiwan (1), Tanzania (1)

• Oligocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Eocene of Azerbaijan (1), Jordan (1), Namibia (1), Tonga (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: California, Georgia)

• Paleocene of United States (2: South Carolina)

Total: 33 collections including 120 occurrences

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