Gansserina gansseri

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Globotruncanidae -> Gansserina -> Gansserina gansseri
Sister taxa: G. gansseri, G. repanda, G. wiedenmayeri, G. sp.,


Citation: Gansserina gansseri (Bolli, 1951)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Globotruncana gansseri
Synonyms: Globotruncana arabica; Globotruncana (Rugotruncana) gansseri dicarinata; Globotruncana gansseri gandolfii; Globotruncana lugeoni; Globotruncana qabeliatensis; Globotruncana gansseri subgansseri; Globotruncana youssefi

Type images:

Original description: "Test flat on dorsal side, ventrally strongly inflated. The chambers of the last whorl, usually five in number, surround a deep umbilicus. The suture lines on the dorsal side are curved and in many cases finely beaded. A distinct marginal keep separates the flat dorsal part from the inflated ventral side. Suture lines of the ventral side are slightly curved, indicating a slight overlapping of chambers. The wall, and particularly the ventral part of it, is somewhat rough or spiny."

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globotruncana gansseri, Globotruncana arabica, Globotruncana (Rugotruncana) gansseri dicarinata, Globotruncana gansseri gandolfii, Globotruncana lugeoni, Globotruncana qabeliatensis, Globotruncana gansseri subgansseri, Globotruncana youssefi

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within A. mayaroensis zone (67.30-69.18Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): at base of G. gansseri zone (0% up, 73Ma, in Campanian stage). Data source: zonal marker (from Timescale Creator)

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

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Gansserina gansseri, synonyms included - Gansserina gandolfii; Gansserina gansseri; Gansserina subgansseri; Gansserina youssefi; Globotruncana arabica; Globotruncana gansseri; Globotruncana gansseri gandolfi; Globotruncana gansseri subgansseri; Globotruncana lugeoni; Globotruncana oussefi; Globotruncana qabeliatensis;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Gansserina

    Character matrix

    test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:-aperture:Umbilical
    sp chamber shape:Subtriangularcoiling axis:Very lowperiphery:Single keelaperture border:Thick porticus
    umb chbr shape:Trapezoidalumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Subangularaccessory apertures:Infralaminal
    spiral sutures:Raised beadedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Finely pustuloseshell porosity:-
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4.5-5.5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Bolli, H. M. (1951). The genus Globotruncana in Trinidad. Journal of Paleontology. 25(2): 187-199. gs :: ::

    Postuma, J. A. (1971). Manual of planktonic foraminifera. Elsevier for Shell Group, The Hague. 1-406. gs :: ::

    Smith, C. C. & Pessagno, E. A. (1973). Planktonic foraminifera and stratigraphy of the Corsicana formation (Maestrichtian) North-central Texas. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 12: 1-67. gs :: ::


    Gansserina gansseri compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 12-8-2020

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