Watznaueria Reinhardt 1964 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae - Watznaueriales - Watznaueriaceae

Synonym: Ellipsagelosphaera Noël 1965

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

See also Perch-Nielsen 1985

Sister taxa: Ansulasphaera, Bibreviconus, Bussonius, Cyclagelosphaera, Cylindralithus, Darwinilithus, Diazomatolithus, Lotharingius, Perchnielsenella

Subtaxa: Ellipsagelosphaera frequens Watznaueria barnesiae Watznaueria bayackii Watznaueria biporta Watznaueria britannica Watznaueria fasciata Watznaueria fossacincta Watznaueria manivitiae Watznaueria ovata Watznaueria quadriradiata Watznaueria rawsonii

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Type: Tremalithus barnesiae

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Tanzania (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Belgium (1), Canada (7: Alberta), France (1), Germany (1), Romania (2)

• Jurassic of Germany (3), Saudi Arabia (6), Spain (62)

Total: 85 collections including 136 occurrences

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