CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Hantkenina mccordi Howe & Wallace 1932

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> H -> Hantkenina -> Hantkenina mccordi
Other pages this level: H. alabamensis, H. alabamensis compressa, H. alabamensis primitiva, H. australis, H. brevispina, H. danvillensis, H. dumblei, H. gohrbandti, H. inflata, H. lazzarii, H. lehneri, H. liebusi, H. longispina, H. mccordi, H. mexicana, H. mexicana aragonensis, H. multispinata, H. nanggulanensis, H. nuttalli, H. singanoae, H. trituberculata,

Hantkenina mccordi

Citation: Hantkenina mccordi Howe & Wallace 1932
Rank: Species
Type locality: Danville Landing on the Ouachita River, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Type age: Upper Eocene, Jackson
Type sample and level: Upper Horizon (Bed 2), light yellow clay. Rare.
Holotype Repository: Baton Rouge; Louisiana State University Museum Collection, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Type & figured specimens: no. 605

Current identification/main database link:

Original Description
Test planispiral, billateraly symmetrical; periphery lobate; chambers inflated, almost spherical in shape, five in the last coil, each provided with an elongate, hollow spine, located on the periphery near the contact with the next younger chamber, the last chamber being about twice the size of the preceding one and located so that it incloses part of the spine of that chamber; wall smooth, calcareous, finely perforate; aperture an elliptical opening located at the contact of the last chamber with the preceding coil, provided with irregularly spaced, short teeth, the aperture so large that part of the preceding coil with the enclosed spine of previous chamber can be seen through it; the aperture of the next to the last chamber also remains open at the umbilicus.

Size: Diameter of the last chamber 0.6 mm.

Extra details from original publication
This species is similar in shape to Hantkenina inflata Howe, but differs from it in the character of the aperture.


Howe, H. V. & Wallace, W. E. (1932). Foraminifera of the Jackson Eocene at Danville Landing on the Ouachita, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Louisiana. 2: 1-118. gs


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