CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerinatheka curryi Proto Decima & Bolli 1970

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globigerinatheka -> Globigerinatheka curryi
Other pages this level: G. barri, G. curryi, G. euganea, G. kutchensis, G. lindiensis, G. subconglobata luterbacheri,

Globigerinatheka curryi

Citation: Globigerinatheka curryi Proto Decima & Bolli 1970
Rank: Species
Holotype Repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-5727 USNM-244921

Current identification/main database link: Globigerinatheka curryi Proto Decima and Bolli 1970

Original Description
"Test free, subglobular, early coil low trochospiral with globular chambers increasing moderately in size as added, four to five in the whorl prior to the last two, occasionally three chambers, which are becoming distinctly larger and successively begin to cover the umbilical area. Final inflated chamber slightly larger, same size or slightly smaller than penultimate, completely coveing the umbilical area. Final chamber may also be rudimentary- distinctly smaller than the penultimate, and therefore may be difficult to distinguish from a bulla. One to four small more or less inflated bullae may be present, each covering one of the apertures of the final chamber. Sutures distinct, between last chambers deeply depressed or incised, radial to slightly curved. Wall calcareous, coarsely perforate. Aperture an interiomarginal, umbilical arch, except in the final chamber covering the umbilical area, which has two to four low arched stutral openings usually situated symmetrically above sutures between earlier chambers (as in Globigeriniodes ruber). Whern rudimentary end chamber present, last normal chamber may possess additional apertures. Apertures may be bordered by a faint rim. Bullae with two to three apertures. Strong preference for dextral coiling. Greatest diameter of holotype 0.56 mm.


Premoli Silva, I., Wade, B. S. & Pearson, P. N. (2006). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Globigerinatheka and Orbulinoides. In, Pearson, P. N. , Olsson, R. K. , Hemleben, C. , Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 41(Chap 7): 169-212. gs :: ::

Proto Decima, F. & Bolli, H. M. (1970). Evolution and variability of Orbulinoides beckmanni (Saito). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 63(3): 883-905. gs :: ::


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