Blefuscuiana daminiae

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


Citation: Blefuscuiana daminiae Banner, Copestake, & White 1993
Rank: Species
Basionym: Blefuscuiana daminiae

Type images:

Original description: Characterised by having 5 chambers in the last whorl of which only part of the first is seen ventrally, thereby giving an overall subquadrangular appearance to the test and by a deep umbilicus, resulting from the distinct overhang of the chambers in the last whorl. Adult test about 0.20mm at its maximum diameter, comprising at least 2 whorls coiled in a low trochospire. There are 5 chambers in each of the penultimate and last whorls. The spiral side is slightly concave to slightly convex and the intercameral sutures are moderately depressed, forming intercameral angles of about 140-150 degrees at the periphery of the test. The chambers are symmetrical and increase gradually in size with growth. They are subglobular in the penultimate whorl and depressed to slightly depressed (about 1/2 - 2/3 as high as long, when viewed from the spiral side) in the last tum of the spire, with the first two chambers in the latter tending to be more depressed than the last three. The final chamber may be almost as high as long. The umbilicus is small and deep; the aperture appears to be a narrow slit.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Blefuscuiana daminiae

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:Subquadratechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Concavo-convexaperture:
    sp chamber shape:coiling axis:Lowperiphery: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:4.5-5.0 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 :: ::


    Blefuscuiana daminiae compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-7-2020

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