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Coccolithus pelagicus
Gephyrocapsa oceanica


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Chromista
Subregnum: Hacrobia
Phylum: Haptophyta
Classis: Prymnesiophyceae
Ordines: Coccolithales - Coccosphaerales - Isochrysidales - Phaeocystales - Prymnesiales - Syracosphaerales - Zygodiscales - Prymnesiophyceae incertae sedis

Ordo (in synonymy): Coccolithophorales


Prymnesiophyceae Casper, 1972, ex Hibberd, 1976


  • Coccolithophyceae Rothmaler, 1951
  • Haptophyceae Christensen, 1962 ex Silva, 1980
  • Prymnesiophyta Hibberd, 1976
  • Prymnesiida Levine et al., 1980
  • Prymnesiophycidae Cavalier-Smith 1986
  • Patelliferea Cavalier-Smith, 1993


  • Casper, S.J. von (1972). Observations on the fine structure of the flagellar apparatus in Chrysomonads. I. Uroglena americana Calkins. Archiv für Protistenkunde, 114: 65–82.


Vernacular names[edit]

français: prymnésiophycées ou coccolithophores
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Hibberd (1976)[edit]

Hibberd, D.J. (1976). The ultrastructure and taxonomy of the Chrysophyceae and Prymnesiophyceae (Haptophyceae): a survey with some new observations on the ultrastructure of the Chrysophyceae. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 72: 55–80.


Chrétiennot-Dinet (1990)[edit]

Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées. Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billiard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du CNRS.

Chrétiennot-Dinet et al. (1993)[edit]

M-J. Chrétiennot-Dinet, A. Sournia, M. Ricard, and C. Billiard (1993). A classification of the marine phytoplankton of the world from class to genus. Phycologia: May 1993, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 159-179, [1].