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Helenea Worsley 1971 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae - Podorhabdales - Cretarhabdaceae

PaleoDB taxon number: 87812

Synonym: Microstaurus Black 1971 (taxon 88788)

Parent taxon: Cretarhabdaceae according to P. R. Bown and J. R. Young 1997

Sister taxa: Cretarhabdus, Cruciellipsis, Flabellites, Grantarhabdus, Miravetesina, Pickelhaube, Polypodorhabdus, Retecapsa, Speetonia

Subtaxa: Helenea chiastia, Helenea conus, Helenea quadrata, Helenea staurolithina

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Type: Helenea staurolithina

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"