Neogloboquadrina dutertrei

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae -> Neogloboquadrina -> Neogloboquadrina dutertrei
Sister taxa: N. pachyderma, N. incompta, N. inglei ⟩⟨ N. dutertrei, N. humerosa, N. acostaensis, N. atlantica, N. sp.


Citation: Neogloboquadrina dutertrei (d’Orbigny, 1839)
Rank: species
Basionym: Globigerina dutertrei
Taxonomic discussion: Variablity in this species is discussed in Parker (1962) and the synonymies proposed there have been widely followed.

Catalog entries: Globigerina dutertrei, Globigerina eggeri, Globigerina subcretacea Chapman, Globoquadrina asanoi, Globoquadrina himiensis, Globoquadrina kagaensis, Neogloboquadrina dutertrei blowi

Type images:

Distinguishing features: 5-6 inflated chambers in final whorl, umbilicus open, broad and deep; umbilical plates often present

NB These concise distinguishing features statements are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus.
They are being edited as the site is developed and comments on them are especially welcome.


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

Morphology: Test globose, trochospiral, spire flat to slightly convex, 5 to 6 inflated chambers in the final whorl; sutures on spiral side almost radial to slightly curved, depressed; on umbilical side almost radial, depressed; surface uniformly moderately perforate, with distinct pore pits in tropical forms, pore pits partly or fully constricted by growth of euhedral calcite crystals in subtropical forms; umbilicus open, moderately broad and deep; aperture umbilical, umbilical-extraumbilical in young specimens; tooth-like umbilical plates often present. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Size: >250µm

Character matrix

test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Equally biconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:-
umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Weakly depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Cancellateshell porosity:Macroperforate: >2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:5.0-6.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution: Tropical to warm subtropical. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983] Low latitudes [Aze et al. 2011, based on Kennett & Srinivasan (1983)]

In modern oceans an abundant, warm water, species [SCOR WG138]

Isotope paleobiology: Aze et al. 2011 ecogroup 3 - Open ocean thermocline. Based on light ∂13C and relatively heavy ∂18O. Sources cited by Aze et al. 2011 (appendix S3): Kahn (1979); Shackleton & Vincent (1978)

Phylogenetic relations: Attempts have been made by several workers to correlate variation in morphological features of N. dutertrei (height of the spire, pore density, and presence or absence of umbilical plates) with water-mass conditions. Bradshaw (1959) regarded the high-spired forms to be characteristic of warm water and the forms with low-spired tests characteristic of cooler water. Bolli (1970) suggested that the high-spired form of N dutertrei may be a warm-water variant. Bandy et al. (1967) differentiated two subspecies within the Neogloboquadrina dutertrei group: N dutertrei (d'Orbigny) dutertrei (d'Orbigny), distinguished by the presence of umbilical plates, and N dutertrei (d'Orbigny) subcretacea (Lomnicki), distinguished by the absence of umbilical plates. They considered that the forms with umbilical plates are characteristic of tropical waters. Parker (1962) gave convincing evidence of gradtion between "Globigerina" eggeri Rhumbler 1910 and "Globigerina" subcretacea Lomnicki, 1901, and placed them together in synonymy with "Globigerina" dutertrei d'Orbigny, 1839. Zobel (1968) distinguished four phenotypic variants within "Globigerina" dutertrei d'Orbigny and suggested that each was typical of a certain temperature range.
Stereoscan examination of N dutertrei indicates two kinds of surface ultramicrostructure, which are restricted to different latitudinal ranges. Forms belonging to N. dutertrei Group A, with a relatively thin wall, high pore concentration, and pitted wall surface with micro-crystals, are typical of tropical areas; forms belonging to N. dutertrei Group B, with the characteristic rosette pattern formed by concentric arrangement of euhedral crystals on each chamber, are typical of cool subtropical areas (Srinivasan and Kennett, 1976). Integration through forms with intermediate ultrarnicrostructures indicates that the two groups are phenotypic variants of one taxon. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Molecular Genotypes recognised (data from PFR2 database, June 2017). References: André et al. 2014; Darling et al. 1997; Darling et al. 2003; Ujiié & Lipps 2009; Seears et al. 2012.

Most likely ancestor: Neogloboquadrina humerosa - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, fig 21; Aze et al. 2011.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton (SCOR WG138)
First occurrence (base): within N19 zone (4.37-5.20Ma, base in Zanclean stage). Data source: Chaisson & Pearson (1997)

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, p.196


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