Chrysocampanula spinifera

Classification: ntax_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
Taxonomic 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.

Catalog entries: Chrysocampanula spinifera

Morphology: 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 "Holocene" 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


Chrysocampanula spinifera compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 18-5-2021

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