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Ventimolina stellata gen. et sp. nov. (Haptophyta, Papposphaeraceae) from Warm Water Regions

Publication date: 21.10.2015

Acta Protozoologica, 2015, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp. 275 - 281



Helge Abildhauge Thomsen
National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark
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Jette Buch Østergaard
Nørrebrogade 52a 5th, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
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Lluïsa Cros
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
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It has been known for some time that the distinctive polar weakly calcified coccolithophores are also present in samples from lower latitudes. While polar species may actually have a geographic range that vastly extends beyond the polar realms, it is often the case that the warm water regions contribute species that can be allocated to genera previously described based on polar material. We are currently in the process of formally dealing with the warm water species diversity affiliated with the family Papposphaeraceae. In this paper we describe a new genus and species Ventimolina stellata based on material from the Andaman Sea (type locality) and the NW Mediterranean.



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Information: Acta Protozoologica, 2015, pp. 275 - 281

Article type: Original research article


National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark

Nørrebrogade 52a 5th, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Published at: 21.10.2015

Article status: Open

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Helge Abildhauge Thomsen (Author) - 33%
Jette Buch Østergaard (Author) - 33%
Lluïsa Cros (Author) - 34%

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