Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Heterohelicidae -> Ventilabrella
Sister taxa: Heterohelix, Spiroplecta ⟩⟨ Braunella, Hendersonites, Huberella, Laeviheterohelix, Planoheterohelix, Protoheterohelix, Pseudoguembelina, Pseudotextularia ⟩⟨ Planoglobulina, Ventilabrella, Gublerina, Praegublerina, Sigalia, Racemiguembelina ⟩⟨ Lunatriella, Rectoguembelina, Zeauvigerina,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)

Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Ventilabrella Cushman 1928
Rank: Genus
Type species: Ventilabrella eggeri Cushman, 1928
Taxonomic discussion: A neotype for Ventilabrella eggeri Cushman (USNM No. 170308) from the Taylor Marl of Texas was designated by Martin (1972, p. 86).

Original description: Test in the early stages biserial, later with an increase in the number of chambers, but all in one plane, spread out tn a fan-shape; chambers globular; wall calcareous, perforate, smooth or variously ornamented; aperture in the biserial stage, single at the base of the inner margin, in the adult two apertures in each chamber, at opposite sides near the base in the median line. Upper Cretaceous.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Ventilabrella

Distinguishing features: Similar to Planoglobulina but separate origin. Costae low and irregular.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Turonian Stage (89.77-93.90Ma, base in Turonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1988). Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification (Volume I-II). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York. 1-1059. gs

Martin, S. E. (1972). Reexamination of the Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera genera Planoglobulina and Ventilabrella Cushman. Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 2(2): 73-92. gs


Ventilabrella compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-10-2020

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