Blefuscuiana cumulus

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Praehedbergellidae -> Blefuscuiana -> Blefuscuiana cumulus
Sister taxa: B. alobata, B. cumulus, B. daminiae, B. depressa, B. implana, B. laculata, B. sp.,


Citation: Blefuscuiana cumulus (Banner, Copestake, & White, 1993)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Blefuscuiana excelsa cumulus

Type images:

Original description: Characterised by its high spired test, with its very convex dorsal surface, and by having 5 chambers in the last whorl. Test about 0.20mm at its maximum diameter, comprising about 2-3 whorls coiled in high trochospire. There are about 5 chambers in each of the penultimate and last whorls. The spiral side is strongly convex, and the intercameral sutures are moderately depressed, forming angles of about 135-140 degrees at the periphery of the test. The chambers are symetrical and increase in size gradually with growth, becoming depressed, being about half as high as long in the last whorl (when viewed from the spiral side). The umbilicus is small and deep, and the aperture is probably a narrow slit. Perforation-cones have not been found on this species.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Blefuscuiana excelsa cumulus

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Aptian Stage (112.95-126.30Ma, top in Aptian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within Aptian Stage (112.95-126.30Ma, base in Aptian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

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

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Blefuscuiana

    Character matrix

    test outline:chamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:aperture:
    sp chamber shape:coiling axis:Highperiphery:aperture border:
    umb chbr shape:umbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Moderately roundedaccessory apertures:
    spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:shell porosity:
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:5.0-5.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Banner, F. T., Copestake, P. & White, M. R. (1993). Barremian-Aptian Praehedbergellidae of the North Sea area: a reconnaisance. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Geology). 49: 1-30. gs :: ::


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