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CATALOG - Coccosphaera

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Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Farinacci & Howe 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 originally compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989, since 2000 it has been updated and extended by Richard Howe - see The Farinacci and Howe Catalog - an Introduction.
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Coccosphaera atlantica Ostenfeld 1899
= Coccolithus pelagicus
Coccosphaera carterii Wallich 1877
= Helicosphaera carteri
Coccosphaera leptopora Murray & Blackman 1898
= Calcidiscus leptoporus subsp. leptoporus
Coccosphaera pelagica Wallich 1877
= Coccolithus pelagicus subsp. pelagicus
Coccosphaera sibogae Weber-van Bosse 1901
= Umbilicosphaera sibogae

Current identification/main database link: Coccolithus Schwarz, 1894

Compiled data

Citation: Coccosphaera Wallich 1877
Rank: Genus
Type species: Not given. Coccosphaera pelagica subs. des. by Lobelich & Tappan, 1963
Language: EN
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 4057
Current citation: Coccolithus Schwarz, 1894

Original Description



Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes


Wallich, G. C. (1877). Observations on the coccosphere. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 19: 342-350. gs V O


Coccosphaera: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 30-9-2022

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