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Citation: Syracosphaera azureaplaneta Young, Bown, Cros, Hagino, & JordanRank: SpeciesType locality: South AtlanticType age (chronostrat): extant - plankton sampleStandardised type level: 160_HOLOCENEType repository: NHM LondonRepository Country: UKFarinacci catalog page (& compiler): n/a Language: ENCurrent citation: Syracosphaera azureaplaneta Young et al. 2018
Etymology: azureaplaneta = blue planet; named to acknowledge the contribution of the BBC Blue Planet documentary series, and of its presenter Sir David Attenborough, in raising awareness of marine ecology issues.
Young, J. R., Bown, P. R., Cros, L., Hagino, K. & Jordan, R. W. (2018). Syracosphaera azureaplaneta sp. nov. and revision of Syracosphaera corolla Lecal, 1966. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 38(1): 1-6. gsVO
Syracosphaera azureaplaneta: Catalog entry compiled by Jeremy Young. Viewed: 22-1-2022