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Helicosphaera Kamptner 1954 (haptophyte alga)

PaleoDB taxon number: 255396

Parent taxon: Haptophyta according to M. Hyzny et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Coccolithophyceae, Discoasteridae, Reticulofenestra, Syracosphaera, Umbilicosphaera

Subtaxa: Helicosphaera carteri, Helicosphaera neolophota, Helicosphaera orientalis, Helicosphaera stalis

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"