CATALOG - Coccolithus atlanticus


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Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989 and updated by Richard Howe 2000-2016 - see also this page.
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Current identification/main database link: Unidentifiable coccolithophore

Compiled data

Citation: Coccolithus atlanticus Cohen 1965
Rank: Species
Type locality: Adriatic Sea
Type level: (sub)Recent
Standardised type level: 150_HOLOCENE
Type repository: Miami Univ, Rosenthiel School Mar & Atm Sci
Repository Country: USA
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 3099
Language: EN


Notes
The hypotypes are TEM images of specimens Watznaueria barnesiae, but they are unrelated to the type specimens, which are unidentifiable LMs - could be C. pelagicus proto-coccolith rings, or Syracosphaera pulchra or Pontosphaera sp.

References:

Cohen, C. L. D. (1965). Coccoliths and discoasters, some aspects of their geologic use. Geologie en Mijnbouw. 55: 337-344. gs


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Coccolithus atlanticus: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 28-9-2020

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