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Coccolithus Schwartz 1959 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae - Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 87684

Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich)

Synonyms: Coccolithophora Lohmann 1902 (no. 87718), Cyclococcolithus Kamptner 1954 (no. 87713), Cyclolithus Kamptner 1948 (no. 87712), Tremalithus Kamptner 1948 ex Piviteau 1952 1952 (no. 87690)

Parent taxon: Prymnesiophycidae according to K. Perch-Nielsen 1985

Sister taxa: Braarudosphaeraceae, Centosphaera, Ceratolithina, Ceratolithoides, Chiphragmalithus, Coccolithites, Cricolithus, Cruciplacolithus, Discoaster, Eoconusphaeraceae, Haqius, Kokia, Laguncula, Liliasterites, Markalius, Mathasterites, Microrhabdulaceae, Nannoconaceae, Neochiastozygus, Orthogonoides, Polycyclolithaceae, Pontosphaera, Prinsiosphaera, Prolatipatella, Repagulum, Rhabdolithus, Schizosphaerellaceae, Tetralithus, Tortolithus, Triquetrorhabdulus, Watkinsia, Zygodiscus, Zygolithus, Zygrhablithus

Subtaxa: Coccolithus pelagicus

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"