CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Archaeoguembelitria Georgescu 2009

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> A -> Archaeoguembelitria
Other pages this level: Abathomphalus, Acarinina, Alanlordella, Alloglobigerinoides, Anaticinella, Anomalina, Archaeoglobigerina, Archaeoglobitruncana, Archaeoguembelitria, Aristerospira, Ascoliella, Astrorotalia, Asymetria,

Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)
status uncertain


Citation: Archaeoguembelitria Georgescu 2009
Rank: Genus
Type species: Gümbelitria harrisi Tappan, 1940, p. 115, pl. 19, fig. 2.
Type locality: Cosmopolitan.
Type level: Upper Albian to lowermost Turonian (from the P. ticinensis Biozone throughout the lower part of the W. archaeocretacea Biozone).

Current identification/main database link:
Notes: Georgescu (2009a) described two new species of this new genus, one benthic (Archaeoguembelitria cenomana), and one planktonic (Archaeoguembelitria harrisi)

Original Description

Diagnosis.–  Test triserial with chamber surface exhibiting the transition from completely smooth to pore mounds.

Description.– Test triserial throughout, twisted or not. Chambers are globular and increase gradually in size as added. Sutures are distinct and depressed. Aperture is umbilical in position, large, a high arch situated at the base of the last formed chamber. A thin and delicate lip borders the aperture. Chamber surface is smooth in the earlier species and with pore mounds in the evolved ones. Test wall is calcitic, hyaline, microperforate.

Etymology: The prefix “archaeo-“ (ancient, old) is added to the pre-existent genus name Guembelitria.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.– Archaeoguembelitria  is proposed for a lineage of upper Albian to lowermost Turonian age, which consists of triserial foraminifera and were previously included within Guembelitria (Fig. 2). The test surface shows grad- ual transition between the earlier, smooth A. cenomana (Keller, 1935) and the evolved species, which bears pore mounds on the test surface, namely A. harrisi (Tappan, 1940). This sequence in the development of test ornamentation from smooth to pore mounds is relatively similar to the  late  Santonian-earliest Paleocene   Guembelitria, namely G. sp. (smooth surface)-G. turrita (pustulose)-G. cretacea (pore mounds).


Georgescu, M.D., (2009). On the origins of Superfamily Heterohelicacea Cushman, 1927 and the polyphyletic nature of planktic foraminifera. Revista Española de Micropaleontología, 41: 107-144.


Archaeoguembelitria compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 18-3-2018

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