Chrysocampanula spinifera

Classification: non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Genera incertae sedis -> Chrysocampanula -> Chrysocampanula spinifera
Sister taxa: C. spinifera, C. sp.,


Citation: Chrysocampanula spinifera Fournier 1971
Rank: Species
Basionym: Chrysocampanula spinifera Fournier 1971
Notes & discussion: The species was included in Chrysochromulina by Pienaar and Norris 1979, but Saez et al. (2004) showed it was distinct so Jordan et al. (2004) reinstated Chrysocampanula.
Chrysocampanula spinifera,

Morphology remarks: Cell bell-shaped; Flagella unequal, haptonema shorter; Scales plate-like & spine-bearing with radial ribs on one face, fibrils pn other face; Pyrenoids ND (Edvardsen et al. 2011)

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source:
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source:


Fournier, R. O. (1971). Chrysocampanula spinifera gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae), a new marine haptophyte from the Bay of Chaleurs, Quebec. Phycologia. 10: 89-92. gs

Pienaar, R. N. & Norris, R. E. (1979). The ultrastructure of the flagellate Chrysochromulina spinifera (Fournier) comb. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) with special reference to scale production. Phycologia. 18: 99-108. gs


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