†class Chrysophyceae (heterokonts)

Chrysophyceae

Parent taxon: Heterokontophyta according to W. Kiessling 2004

Sister taxa: Dictyochophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Xanthophyceae

Subtaxa: Phytomastigophora

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (1 collection), Peru (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Germany (1)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (11)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (17)

Total: 32 collections including 148 occurrences

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