Globorotalia oceanica

Classification: pf_neogene -> Globorotalidae -> Globorotalia -> truncatulinoides lineage -> Globorotalia oceanica
Sister taxa: G. crassaconica, G. excelsa, G. hessi, G. oceanica, G. pachytheca, G. ronda, G. tenuitheca, G. viola, G. cavernula, G. truncatulinoides, G. tosaensis, G. crassaformis, G. crassula,


Citation: Globorotalia oceanica Cushman & Bermudez, 1949
Rank: species
Basionym: Globorotalia crassaformis subsp. oceanica Cushman & Bermudez, 1949

Catalog entries: Globorotalia crassaformis oceanica;

Type images:

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.


Diagnostic characters: As T. crassaformis but has greater chamber rounding and a less conical umbilical side than T. ronda

Aperture: Interiomarginal umbilical-extraumbilical low-arched slit bordered by lip [Aze 2011, based on D. R. M. Stewart unpublished data]

Wall type: Non-spinose; Smooth [Aze 2011]

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Isotope paleobiology: Aze et al. 2011 ecogroup 4 - Open ocean sub-thermocline. Based on comparison with other species of the genus

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Not recognised by WG138 but recorded as extant by Aze et al. 2011
First occurrence (base): within M14 [Atl.] zone (5.72-6.14Ma, base in Messinian stage). Data source: Aze et al. 2011

Plot of occurrence data:


Aze, T.; Ezard, T.H.G.; Purvis, A.; Coxall, H.K.; Stewart, D.R.M.; Wade, B.S. & Pearson, P.N.P., (2011). A phylogeny of Cenozoic macroperforate planktonic foraminifera from fossil data. Biological Reviews, 86: 900-927.

Cushman, J.A. & Bermudez, P.J., (1949). Some Cuban species of Globorotalia. Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research, 25: 26-45.

Kennett, J.P. & Srinivasan, M.S., (1983). Neogene Planktonic Foraminifera. Hutchinson Ross Publishing Co., Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1-265 pp.


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