M. V. TRIANTAPHYLLOU, M. D. DIMIZA, E. MALINVERNO, J. R. YOUNG; Evidence for a possible life-cycle association between Syracosphaera protrudens (heterococcolithophore) and Syracosphaera pulchra HOL pirus-type (holococcolithophore). Journal of Micropalaeontology ; 28 (1): 1–6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.28.1.1
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An apparently unambiguous combination coccosphere from the Eastern Mediterranean (Aegean Sea, Greece) is documented involving Syracosphaera protrudens Okada & McIntyre, 1977 and Syracosphaera pulchra Lohmann, 1902 HOL pirus-type. This finding is difficult to interpret in terms of the current understanding of Syracosphaera taxonomy and adds evidence to the hypothesis of a distinctly complex Syracosphaera pulchra life cycle.