Classification: pf_neogene -> Globigerinidae
Sister taxa: Bolivinidae, Candeinidae, Globigerinidae, Globorotalidae, Guembelitriidae , Hastigerinidae, hidden,

Distinguishing features: spinose, visible pores

Daughter taxa: Genera divided into three major groups following phylogeny of Aze et al. 2011 (blue => in age window 0-300Ma) Granddaughter taxa
Globigerina group
Digitate chambers:

Trochospiral test with a single, large, open umbilical aperture. Spinose, non-cancellate, wall.

Trochoid test becoming nearly planispiral, globular to ovate chambers, umbilical aperture, and fine spines covering the test

low trochospiral to planispral, adult chambers radially elongate. Wall reticulate with deep pore pits.

Globigerinoides group
Supplementary apertures, with bulloides-type spinose wall texture

Supplementary apertures, cancellate wall & elongate extensions to final chamber.

Trochospiral test with a single, large, open umbilical aperture. Cancellate wall.

Spherical terminal chamber:

Terminal chamber partially enveloping previous chambers

Like Sphaeroidinellopsis but with supplementary apertures

trochospiral test, globular chambers, and a heavy, smooth, shiny cortex

Supplementary apertures and cancellate wall.

Minute, with bullate extension of the final chamber, smooth microperforate wall, large pores and short conical spines concentrated along the periphery

Paragloborotalia group
Small umbilical bulla with a few accessory apertures

low trochospiral test, later chanbers radially elongate and club shaped.

Low trochospiral, globular to subglobular chambers, umbilical-extraumbilical aperture with rim

incertae sedis
Spine bases at chamber tips:


Citation: Globigerinidae Carpenter et al. 1862
Rank: family

Catalog entries: Globigerinidae;

Type images:

Distinguishing features: spinose, visible pores

NB The short diagnoses are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus. They have initially been copied from the diagnostic characters/distinguishing features sections of the Eocene and Paleocene Atlases, they will be edited as the site is developed.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Chattian Stage (0% up, 28.1Ma, in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Carpenter, W.B.; Parker, W.K. & Jones, T.R., (1862). Introduction to the study of the Foraminifera. Published for the Ray society by R. Hardwicke, London, 319 pp.


Globigerinidae compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 18-10-2018

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