Type Species

Helicosphaera pavimentum Okada & McIntyre, 1977


From Latin nudus = naked, referring to the absence of a blanket.


Coccolith has a helical flange and proximal plate without a blanket. The wall is confined to the central opening and does not impinge on the distal surface of the flange to become a blanket.


Okada, H., McIntyre, A., 1977. Modern coccolithophores of the Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. Micropaleontology 23(1), 1-55.