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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Editors' Notes G. omega was decribed by Bukry (1973) in DSDP Initial Reports vol 16 published in April 1973 wlist the very similar species Gephyrocapsa parallela was described by Hay & Beaudry (1973) in DSDP Initial Reports vol 15 published in December 1973. Since G. omega was published first it has priority.
Bukry, D. (1973c). Coccolith stratigraphy, eastern equatorial Pacific, Leg 16, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 16: 653-711. gsO
Gephyrocapsa omega: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 26-9-2022