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Description of Cruciplacolithus

Coccolithophores, cells either biflagellate or non-motile, surrounded proximally by organic scales and distally by a coccosphere of interlocking placoliths; life cycle unknown; marine, coastal (but includes fossil species with oceanic ecology). Coccolith structure identical to that of Coccolithus but with disjunct axial cross in the central area.


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