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CATALOG - Syracolithus

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Syracolithus corolla Lecal (1965)
= Syracosphaera corolla

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Citation: Syracolithus (Kamptner 1941) Deflandre in Grassé, 1952
Rank: Genus
Type species: Syracosphaera dalmatica Kamptner
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 10222

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Editors' Notes
Described as a subgenus Syracosphaera (Syracolithus) Kamptner 1941. Then elevated to generic rank by Deflandre 1952.

The correct citation, as given by Loeblich & Tappan 1966, is Syracolithus (Kamptner 1941) Deflandre in Grassé, 1952, since under the ICN Art. 49 "Author citation for a name at the rank of genus or below that has a basionym (Art. 6.10) comprises the author(s) of the basionym cited in parentheses followed by the author(s) of the name itself (see also Art. 46.7)."

The type species of Syracolithus was desginated as Syracolithus dalmaticus (Kamptner 1927) by Loeblich & Tappan 1963 


Deflandre, G. (1952). Classe des Coccolithophoridés. (Coccolithophoridae. Lohmann, 1902). In, Grassé, P. P. (ed.) Traité de Zoologie. Masson, Paris 439-470. gs V O

Kamptner, E. (1941). Die Coccolithineen der Südwestküste von Istrien. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. 51: 54-149. gs O

Lecal, J. (1965b). A propos des modalités d'élaboration des formations épineuses des Coccolithophoridés. Protistologica. 1: 63-70. gs

Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1963). Type fixation and validation of certain calcareous nannoplankton genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 191-198. gs

Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1966). Annotated index and bibliography of the calcareous nannoplankton. Phycologia. 5: 81-216. gs


Syracolithus: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 1-10-2022

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