During scanning electron microscope investigations of living coccolithophorids from the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, two hitherto undescribed species of the genus Syracosphaera Lohmann, 1902 emend. Gaarder (in Gaarder and Heimdal, 1977) were found. The first species, Syracosphaera noroiticus sp. nov., was recorded in the Gulf of Lyons (Mediterranean Sea), and the second, S. marginaporata sp. nov., was found in the eastern North Atlantic.
- Received June 1, 1992.
- Accepted November 1, 1992.
- © 1993 The Micropalaeontological Society