CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina concinna subsp. altihelix Fordham 1986

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Globigerina concinna altihelix

Citation: Globigerina concinna subsp. altihelix Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: DSDP 208-14-4 74-76 cm.
Type age: G. nepenthes zone; upper Miocene.
Holotype Repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.
Type & figured specimens: UQF 72039.

Current identification/main database link:

Original Description
Moderate in size, robust; moderately highly elevated dextral trochospire, moderately loose parallel to axis, tight perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline weakly lobate; lateral outline spiroconvex. Chambers globular, weakly to moderately closely appressed, at least 10 in total, 3t in final whorl; increase slow. Dorsal view: chambers slightly longer concentrically, weakly inflated; sutures barely depressed; intercameral sutures directed and curved posteriorly. Ventral view: chambers inflated; sutures radial to curved; umbilicus tight; aperture umbilical, opposite second-Iast--third-last intercameral suture, a high arch with a thick lip. Lateral view: smoothly rounded. Wall densely perforate with elevated interpore ridges.

Size: Length, 205 µm; width, 200 µm; height, 240 µm.

Etymology: Latin, altus, high; helix, -icis (f.), whorl, spiral.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Common material.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 14, fig. 29.


Fordham, B. G. (1986). Miocene-Pleistocene planktic foraminifers from D.S.D.P. Sites 208 and 77, and phylogeny and classification of Cenozoic species. Queensland, Australia. 1-224. gs :: ::


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