CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia pentacamerata Subbotina 1947

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Globorotalia pentacamerata

Citation: Globorotalia pentacamerata Subbotina 1947
Rank: Species
Type locality: Holotype from along the Kheu River; and figured paratypes from along the Sunzha and Kuban Rivers; all in the northern Caucasus, USSR.
Type age (chronostrat): middle Eocene, Globorotalia crassaformis zone
Type repository: Not given.

Current identification/main database link: Acarinina pentacamerata (Subbotina 1947)

Original Description
[Translation from the Russian.] Diagnosis: Test rounded, with a slightly flattened dorsal side and a strongly convex ventral side, consisting of two whorls. There are five chambers in the final whorl. The ventral side has a large umbilicus. Aperture typical for the genus. Wall spinose. Description - Test rounded, transitional between Globorotalia and Globigerina. Dorsa side as compared with the ventral slightly flattened. There are two whorls. Umbilicus open, broad. Periphery rounded, sinuous, always lacking a keel. In the final whorl there are five chambers, reminiscent of spheres flattened at the top. The chambers increase very slowly in size within each whorl. Sutures always curved, depressed. Aperture simple, slitlike, extending along the marginal suture from the umbilicus to the periphery. Wall coarsely rugose, covered with acicular spines. Average dimensions: Greatest diameter 0.55 mm.; smallest diameter 0.35 mm.; thickness 0.20 mm. The specimen described was found along the Kuban River. Variability - The present species shows but little variation. Sometimes the number of chambers varies reaching to six or seve, or only four. Below are the measurements (in mm.) of 100 specimens: Measurement Greatest Diam. Smallest Diam. Thickness Greatest 0.4 0.4 0.25 Smallest 0.3 0.2 0.2 Most frequent 0.4-0.35 0.4-0.2 0.2 Average 0.39 0.35 0.2 All other features vary but little except, possibly, the umbilicus, which may be either larger or smaller.


Berggren, W. A., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Wade, B. S. (2006b). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene Acarinina. In, Pearson, P. N., Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 41(Chap 9): 257-326. gs V O

Subbotina, N. N. (1947). Danian and Paleogene foraminifera of the northern Caucasus. Vses Neft Nauchno-Issled Geol-Razved Inst. (VNIGRI), Microfauna of the oil fields of the USSR. 1947: 39-160. gs


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