Clavihedbergella simplex

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Hedbergellidae -> Clavihedbergella -> Clavihedbergella simplex
Sister taxa: C. amabilis, C. eocretacea, C. leckiei, C. moremani, C. moulladei, C. pauliani, C. simplex, C. simplicissima, C. subcretacea, C. subdigitata, C. sp.,


Citation: Clavihedbergella simplex (Morrow, 1934)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Hastigerinella simplex

Type images:

Original description: Hastigerinella simplex Morrow 1934: Test moderately trochoid; chambers in the early portion globular, the penultimate chamber becoming slightly elongate and the final chamber strongly elongate and evenly rounded at the end; chambers about 4 in the final whorl; sutures distinct, moderately depressed; wall finely spinose; aperture indistinct.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Hastigerinella simplex;

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within D. concavata zone (86.71-89.91Ma, top in Coniacian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within H. planispira zone (111.84-113.26Ma, base in Aptian 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:Hourglassaperture:Umb.-extraumbilical
umb chamber shape:Elongatecoiling axis:Very lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
sp chbr shape:Elongateumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Moderately roundedaccessory apertures:Relict
umbilical or test sutures:Strongly depressedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Finely pustuloseshell porosity:
spiral sutures:Strongly depresseddiameter mm:0.33width mm:breadth mm:0.1
final-whorl chambers:4.0-4.5


Morrow, A.L., (1934). Foraminifera and ostracoda from the Upper Cretaceous of Kansas. Journal of Paleontology, 8: 186-205.


Clavihedbergella simplex compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 22-1-2018

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