Conoglobigerina avarica

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Conoglobigerinidae -> Conoglobigerina -> Conoglobigerina avarica
Sister taxa: C. avarica, C. balakhmatovae, C. caucasica, C. conica, C. dagestanica, C. gulekhensis, C. jurassica, C. meganomica, C. terquemi, C. sp.,


Citation: Conoglobigerina avarica (Morozova in Morozova & Mosklenko, 1961)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Globigerina (Conoglobigerina) avarica
Taxonomic discussion: The holotype is very high spired with the spire height 50% greater than the diamter of the test. The paratypes figured by Morozova (1961) have four chambers in the last whorl and can be referred to Conoglobigerina dagestanica. [copied from Chronos database]

Type images:

Original description: Globigerina (Conoglobigerina) avarica Morozova, in Morozova & Moskalenko 1961:

Diagnosis: Conoglobigerina with a high, heteromorphic test consisting of three or four whorls. There are three to four chambers in each whorl

Description: Test narrow, high (its diameter equal to or greater than its height), formed by three or four spiral whorls. Each whorl consists of three or four spherical chambers rapidly increasing in size. Initial end acuminate or slightly blunt. Chambers of adjoining whorls sometimes form more or less regular rows which are usually oblique, as if twisted. Sutures deep, their depth markedly increasing toward the apertural end. Aperture small, slit-like, marginal, often barely discernible. Wall thin, finely porous. Surface smooth or slightly rugose.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globigerina (Conoglobigerina) avarica;

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Bathonian Stage (166.07-168.28Ma, top in Bathonian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within Bajocian Stage (168.28-170.30Ma, base in Bajocian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of occurrence data:

Dec 2017 - Plotting of Neptune data has been re-enabled on the Mesozoic pages following revision of the age-models in Neptune. The data is, however, still very sparse for the Early Cretaceous

Character matrix

test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Concavo-convexaperture:Umbilical
umb chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Moderate-highperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
sp chbr shape:Inflatedumbilicus:N/Aperiph margin shape:Moderately roundedaccessory apertures:None
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Finely pustuloseshell porosity:Microperforate: <1µm
spiral sutures:Moderately depresseddiameter mm:0.10 - 0.16width mm:0.09 - 0.14breadth mm:0.15 - 0.18
final-whorl chambers:3.0-3.0


Morozova, V.G. & Moskalenko, T.A., (1961). Планктонные фораминиферы пограничных отложений байосского и батского ярусов Центрального Дагестана (Северо-Восточный Кавказ) [Foraminiferes planctoniques des depots limitrophes du Bajocien et du Bathonien du Daghestan central (Nord-Est du Caucase)]. Voprosy Mikropaleontol., U.S.S.R., 5: 3-30.


Conoglobigerina avarica compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-1-2018

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