Navisolenia aprilei

Classification: non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Prymnesiales -> Genera incertae sedis -> Navisolenia -> Navisolenia aprilei
Sister taxa: N. aprilei,


Citation: Navisolenia aprilei Lecal 1965
Rank: Species
Basionym: Navisolenia aprilei Lecal 1965
Notes & discussion: This genus does not calcify but it is very similar to Calciosolenia in cell form and shape of the periplasts and has been interpreted as a non-calcifying relative of it - e.g. by Jordan & Green (1994) and Jordan et al. 2004. Young et al. (2003) argued however that it was more likely to be a non-calcifying homoeomorph.

Catalog entries: Navisolenia aprili *

Morphology remarks: A detailed description was given by Leadbeater & Morton 1973 and it was also discussed by Manton & Oates (1985)

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within (-Ma, top in "Holocene" stage). Data source:
First occurrence (base): within (-Ma, base in stage). Data source:


Jordan, R. W. & Green, J. C. (1994). A check-list of the extant haptophyta of the world. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 74: 149-174. gs

Jordan, R. W., Cros, L. & Young, J. R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living Haptophytes. Micropaleontology. 50(supplement 1): 55-79. gs

Leadbeater, B. S. C. & Morton, C. (1973). Ultrastructural observations on the external morphology of some members of the Haptophyceae from the coast of Jugoslavia. Nova Hedwigia. 24(1): 207-233. gs

Lecal, J. (1965a). Navisolenia n. g. aprili n. sp. Bulletin de la Société d'histoire naturelle de Toulouse. 100: 422-426. gs

Manton, I. & Oates, K. (1985). Calciosoleniaceae (coccolithophorids) from the Galapagos Island: unmineralized components and coccolith morphology in Anoplosolenia and Calciosolenia, with comparative analysis of equivalents in the unmineralized genus Navisolenia (Haptophyceae = Prymnesiophyceae). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B). 309: 461-477. gs

Young, J. R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2003). A guide to extant coccolithophore taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs


Navisolenia aprilei compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 12-11-2019

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