Archaeoglobigerina mateola

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Rugoglobigerinidae -> Archaeoglobigerina -> Archaeoglobigerina mateola
Sister taxa: A. australis, A. blowi, A. bosquensis, A. cretacea, A. mateola, A. sp.,


Citation: Archaeoglobigerina mateola Huber 1990
Rank: Species
Basionym: Archaeoglobigerina mateola
Taxonomic discussion: This species has a very unusual external morphology compared with other known Late Cretaceous planktonic foraminifer taxa. Similarity in the ontogenetic development of this species suggests a close ancestral relationship with A. australis (Huber, 1988). Inclusion in Archaeoglobigerina is primarily because of the globigerine chamber arrangement and absence of meridional costellae. Neither tegilla nor peripheral keel bands were observed in the Maud Rise populations, however, so similarity to the original definition of Archaeoglobigerina (see Pessagno, 1967, p. 315) is limited. [copied from Chronos database]

Type images:

Original description: Test coiled in a moderate to high spire, equally to unequally biconvex, spiral side often more convex than umbilical side, average diameter of adult specimens 0.28 mm, average breadth 0.19 mm. Chambers globular, inflated, increasing moderately in size, three and three-quarters to four and one-half in the final adult whorl, four to four and one-half in the penultimate whorl, 10-12 comprising the tests of adult specimens, final chambers usually kummerform. Proloculus diameter averaging 0.017 mm, initial whorl diameter averaging o.07 mm, with a mean of 4.5 chambers in the initial whorl. Sutures radial and straight, strongly depressed on umbilical side, moderately depressed on spiral side. Aperture umbilical in position on adult specimens, usually obscured by a broad flap or thickened umbilical bulla. Apertures of juvenile specimens umbilical to extra-umbilical, having greater width than height. Surface distinctly ornamented with randomly situated, large pustules or high, narrow spines on adult specimens, smooth to finely pustulose on juveniles. Outer wall radial hyaline and finely perforate.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Archaeoglobigerina mateola

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): within G. havanensis zone (74.00-75.71Ma, base in Campanian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of occurrence data:

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  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
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  • Taxon plotted: Archaeoglobigerina mateola, synonyms included - Archaeoglobigerina mateola;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Archaeoglobigerina

    Character matrix

    test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Inequally biconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
    sp chamber shape:Inflatedcoiling axis:Moderate-highperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin porticus
    umb chbr shape:Inflatedumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Moderately roundedaccessory apertures:None
    spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Coarsely pustuloseshell porosity:Macroperforate: >2.5µm
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4.0-5.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Huber, B. T. (1990). Maestrichtian planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy of the Maud Rise (Weddell Sea, Antarctica): ODP Leg 113 Holes 689B and 690C. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 113: 489-513. gs :: ::


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