Coccolithus Schwartz 1959 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae - Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae

Synonyms: Coccolithophora Lohmann 1902, Cyclococcolithus Kamptner 1954, Cyclolithus Kamptner 1948, Tremalithus Kamptner 1948 ex Piviteau 1952 1952

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

See also Farinacci 1969 and Perch-Nielsen 1985

Sister taxa: Braarudosphaeraceae, Centosphaera, Ceratolithina, Ceratolithoides, Chiphragmalithus, Coccolithites, Cricolithus, Cruciplacolithus, Discoaster, 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: Coccolithus pelagicus

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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), Namibia (1), Tonga (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: California, Georgia)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Tanzania (1), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 35 collections including 66 occurrences

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