CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerinita Brönnimann, 1951

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Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)
= Catapsydrax africanus
status uncertain
status uncertain
status uncertain
= Catapsydrax globiformis
= Globigerinita parkerae
= Globoturborotalita martini
= Catapsydrax howei
= Globigerinita glutinata
= Tenuitella iota
= Globoturborotalita martini
status uncertain
= Globoturborotalita martini
= Globigerinita glutinata
status uncertain
status uncertain
status uncertain
= Catapsydrax unicavus


Citation: Globigerinita Brönnimann, 1951
Rank: Genus
Type species: Globigerinita naparimaensis Brönnimann, 1951

Current identification/main database link: Globigerinita Brönnimann, 1951

Original Description
Test distinctly trochoidal; chambers subglobular, increasing gradually in size, non-enveloping in the adult. Umbilical portion covered with single, irregularly shaped, frequently inflated, supplementary chamber. Aperture multiple in the adult, consisting of small semicircular openings along the sutures of supplementary chamber. These openings are arched with minute lips. Apertures of chambers formed prior to the supplementary chamber are single, large, broad, semicircular openings with minute lips. Wall variable in thickness, finely perforate.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: The monotypic genus Globigerinita is characterized by the distinctly trochoidal test, the single irregularly shaped supplementary chamber, the large semicircular apertures connecting the Globigerina chamber; and the multiple aperture along the suture of the supplementary chamber. Its essential difference from the morphologically similar genus Globigerinatella are the non-enveloping adult Globigerina chamhers and the single apertures connecting the late Globigerina chambers. The ancester of Globigerinita apparently is a small trochoidal Globigerina with single, large aperture similar to that of the early ontogenetic stage of Globigerinatella (Globigerina stage with single aperture).

Occurrence:Lower Miocene, possibly also upper Oligocene of Trinidad, B. W. I.


Brönnimann, P. (1951). Globigerinita naparimaensis n. gen., n. sp., from the Miocene of Trinidad, B. W. I. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, 2(1): 16-18. GS

Brönnimann, P. (1951). The genus Orbulina d'Orbigny in the Oligo-Miocene of Trinidad, B. W. I. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, 2(4): 135+. GS


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