Vexillarius Jordan & A.H.L.Chamberlain, 1993
Holotype species: Vexillarius cancellifer Jordan & Chamberlain
Original publication:Jordan, R.W. & Chamberlain, A.H.L. (1993). Vesillarius cancellifer gen. et sp. nov., and its possible affinities with other living coccolithophorids. In: Nannoplankton research, Vol.2: Tertiary biostratigraphy and paleoecology; Quaternary coccoliths. Knihovnicka zemniho plynu a nafty, 14b . (Hamrsmíd, B. & Young, J.R. 1993 Eds), pp. 305-325.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.
Comments: According to Jordan et al. (2005), this genus has possible affinities with the Syracosphaerales.
Numbers of names and species: There are 4 species names in the database at present, of which 4 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Vexillarius acerviphora (Thomsen & Øsrgaard) Andruleit & Jordan C
Vexillarius cancellifer Jordan & Chamberlain C - type
Vexillarius cereus Andruleit & R.W.Jordan C
Vexillarius iaculifer Andruleit & R.W.Jordan C
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Created: 22 February 2005 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 December 2017.