Globigerinitidae


Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globigerinitidae
Sister taxa: Globigerinidae, Globorotalidae, Hantkeninidae, Truncorotaloididae, Globanomalidae, Hastigerinidae, Globigerinitidae, Candeinidae, Guembelitrioidea, Benthic origins, hidden,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-300Ma) Granddaughter taxa
monolamellar wall covered with randomly scattered short, blunt to hispid pustules

globular test, final chamber embraces the earlier spiral part; numerous areal and supplementary apertures

Umbilical aperture, often bulla:

Like Tenuitella but larger and usually with umbilical tooth plate and/or supplementary apertures

Minute to small, low trochospiral test, with globular chambers. Monolamellar, microperforate wall with a smooth or finely pustulate surface.

Taxonomy

Citation:

Globigerinitidae Bermúdez, 1961, revised Li, 1987; Pearson and Wade, 2009

Rank: Family
Type species: Globigerinita Brönnimann, 1951
Synonyms:
Taxonomic discussion: Bermúdez’s (1961) original concept of this family was based on the globigeriniform test morphology and presence of an umbilical bulla. As such, it united various macro- and microperforate genera with convergent morphology that are now considered unrelated. The modern concept of the family has its roots in the work of Parker (1962) (for which see discussion below under Genus Globigerinita). The distinctive microperforate wall texture of Globigerinita (named in Chapter 15, this volume, as the glutinata-type wall) was first described in detail by Fleisher (1974) who also described the same wall in his new genus Tenuitella. Following earlier observations by Jenkins (1965), Fleisher suggested that the more globigeriniform genus Globigerinita had evolved from the more globorotaliform Tenuitella via intermediate forms. [Pearson et al. 2018]

Banner (1982) and Loeblich and Tappan (1984) united Tenuitella and Globigerinita within the Subfamily Globigerinitinae in Family Cassigerinellidae (type genus Cassigerinella). Huber and others (2006) also included Eocene Tenuitella in the Cassigerinellidae. However, as discussed by Pearson and Wade (2009), Chapter 15 (this volume), and Chapter 18 (this volume), we now reject the suggestion that Cassigerinella is closely related to Tenuitella or any other of the Globigerinitidae. [Pearson et al. 2018]

Li (1987) employed the Family Globigerinitidae in a similar sense to that used here, uniting Globigerinita and Tenuitella and a species (‘Tenuitella sp.’) that was later to be included in the genus Mutabella (Pearson and others, 2001), while excluding Cassigerinella. Li and others (1992) implicitly included Globigerinatella in the same group as Globigerinita and Tenuitella because of its microperforate wall. The similarity of the wall texture of Globigerinatella and Mutabella to other Globigerinitidae was confirmed by Pearson and Wade (2009). [Pearson et al. 2018]

BouDagher-Fadel (2012a:146) erected the Family Tenuitellidae to include Tenuitella and Praetenuitella. In our work these genera are considered part of the Globigerinitidae because they share a common wall texture. [Pearson et al. 2018]

Catalog entries: Globigerinitidae; Tenuitellidae;

Type images:

Distinguishing features: Microperforate

NB These concise distinguishing features statements are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus.
They are being edited as the site is developed and comments on them are especially welcome.

Description

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in upper part of Lutetian Stage (60% up, 43.8Ma, in Lutetian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Pearson et al. 2018 Globigerinitidae p.432

References:

Berggren, W.A.; Olsson, R.K. & Premoli Silva, I., (2006). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogenetic affinities of Eocene Astrorotalia, Igorina, Planorotalites, and Problematica (Praemurica? lozanoi). In: Pearson, P.N. et al. (Editors), Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation Special Publication. 41 Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, pp. 377-400.

BouDagher-Fadel, M.K., (2012). Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera (1st Edition). Elsevier., 319 pp.

Fleisher, R.L., (1974). Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera and biostratigraphy, Arabian Sea, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 23A. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, 23: 1001-1072.

Jenkins, D.G., (1965). Planktonic Foraminiferal zones and new taxa from the Danian to lower Miocene of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 8(6): 1088-1126.

Parker, F.L., (1962). Planktonic foraminiferal species in Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology, 8(2): 219-254.

Pearson, P.N.; Wade, B.S. & Huber, B.T., (2018). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene Globigerinitidae (Dipsidripella, Globigerinita, and Tenuitella). In: Wade, B.S. et al. (Editors), Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research Special Pulbication. 46, pp. 429-459.


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