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Table 3 Comparison of the diameter/ length of body coccoliths of the twenty six first-time records in this study with those corresponding taxa reported by Cros & Fortuño (2002) and Young et al. (2003)

From: Species composition of extant coccolithophores including twenty six new records from the southwest Pacific near New Zealand

Taxa Diameter/length of body coccolith (μm)
  This Study Cros & Fortuño (2002) Young et al. (2003)
Alisphaera pinnigera 1.2–1.5 1.5–1.6 1.3–2.0
Anacanthoica acanthos 1.9–2.1 2.1–2.6 n.d.
Corisphaera gracilis 1.2–1.5 1.4–1.6 c. 1.5
Coronosphaera mediterranea HOL gracillima-type 2.8–3.2 2.1–2.3 n.d.
Cyrtosphaera aculeata 2.4–2.5 2.5–2.8 1.8–2.5
Gephyrocapsa muellerae 2.9–3.8 3.1–3.9 3–4
Gephyrocapsa ornata 2.8–3.6 2.2–2.5 n.d.
Helicosphaera carteri HOL 2.4–2.7 2.7–3.0 n.d.
Helicosphaera hylina 5.3–6.0 6.2–6.8 n.d.
Helicosphaera wallichii 8.4–10 c. 9.0 n.d.
Holococcolithophora sphaeroidea 1.5–2.0 1.6–1.8 1.8
Homozygosphaera arethusae 1.7–2.1 1.6–1.8 1.5
Palusphaera vandelii 1.2–1.8 1.5–1.9 n.d.
Papposphaera lepida 1.2–1.6 0.7–1.5 1–1.5
Polycrater galapagensis 0.6–1.0 0.6–0.7 n.d.
Poricalyptra aurisinae 2.3–2.5 2.3–2.4 n.d.
Rhabdosphaera xiphos 1.3–1.9 1.1–1.3 n.d.
Reticulofenestra parvula 1.9–2.8 1.4–1.9 1.2–2.0
Reticulofenestra parvula var. tecticentrum 2.5–3.0 1.4–1.9 1.2–2.0
Syracosphaera anthos 4.5–5.8 2.2–2.5 3.0–5.5
Syracosphaera bannockii 1.7–2.8 1.5–1.7 n.d.
Syracosphaera leptolepis 1.8–2.0 1.5–2.0 n.d.
Syracosphaera nodosa 1.3–2.7 2.3–2.5 1.5–2.5
Syracosphaera nodosa aff. S. nodosa type 2 2.8–2.9 2.7–2.9 n.d.
Syracosphaera cf. orbiculus 2.2–2.6 2.0–2.2 1.5–2.5
Syracosphaera serrata 2.1–2.2 n.d. 1.5–2.5a
  1. a Syracosphaera serrata [=S. nodosa type B, Young et al., 2003, p. 36, Plate 15]; n.d. = no da