CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia apanthesma Loeblich and Tappan 1957

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Globorotalia apanthesma

Citation: Globorotalia apanthesma Loeblich and Tappan 1957
Rank: Species
Type locality: Types and occurrence: Holotype (USNM P5860) and figured paratype (USNM P5868) from the Aquia formation, 10 to 13 feet above the base of the exposed section, west bank of Potomac River, near mouth of Aquia Creek, S. 10° E. of Brent Pomt on U. S. Geological Survey Nanjemoy Md.-Va. Quadrangle, 1:62,500, 1913, reprinted 1945. Collected by A. R. Loeblich, Jr., and Richard A. Page. Figured paratype (USNM P5861) from the Vincentown formation, north bluff of Rancocas Creek, 0.3 to 0.5 miles north of Vincentown, Burlington Co., New Jersey. Collected by A. R. LoebUch, Jr., and Norman Sohl. Figured paratype (USNM P5862) from the Salt Mountain limestone, in a limestone sink, K mile north of Salt Momitain in the NWKNW/4, Sec. 34, T. 6 N.,K. 2 E., Clarke Co., Alabama. Collected by H. T. and A. K. Loeblich, Jr. Zone P4, Salt Mountain Limestone, Clarke Co., Alabama
Type sample and level: Aquia formation.
Holotype Repository: Washington; USNM
Type & figured specimens: Holotype (USNM P5860) Figured paratype (USNM P5868) Figured paratype (USNM P5861)

Linked specimens: USNM-5860 USNM-472933 USNM-5862 USNM-5861 USNM-5868 USNM-472934

Current identification/main database link: Morozovella apanthesma (Loeblich and Tappan 1957)

Original Description
Test free, trochospiral, planoconvex, umbilicoconvex, with rather wide, deep and open umbilicus, periphery subacute, peripheral outline lobulate; chambers hemispherical, flattened to gently convex and appearing lunate in side view from the spiral side, strongly inflated to subangular on the umbilical side, 4 to 5 in the final whorl, commonly somewhat obliquely overlapping earlier chambers, the forward margin of each chamber protruding slightly above the general level of the spiral side, the posterior margin of the succeeding chamber beginning at a slightly lower level; sutures distinct, strongly curved and slightly depressed on the spiral side, radial and strongly depressed on the umbilical side, wall calcareous, rather coarsely perforate, surface spinose, most strongly on the umbilical side; aperture interiomarginal, extraumbilical-umbilical. a broad arched opening, with a narrow bordering lip present in well preserved specimens.

Size: Hypotypes range from 0.23 to 0.45 mm. in diameter and from 0.15 to 0.33 mm. in thickness.

Etymology: The specific name is from the Greek apanthisma, a plucked flower.

Extra details from original publication

Remarks: Globorotalia apanthesma, new species, differs from G. acuta Toulmin in lacking a peripheral keel, in having a spinose surface, less angular chambers, more convex spiral side, and less ornamented umbihcal shoulder.

Globorotalia angulata (White) differs in being larger, in having fewer chambers and more rapid increase in chamber size and the chambers are more angidar in spiral view, more inflated in umbihcal view, with a more truncate periphery and a more finely spinose surface.


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957). Planktonic foraminifera of Paleocene and early Eocene Age from the Gulf and Atlantic coastal plains. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr. , Tappan, H. , Beckmann, J. P. , Bolli, H. M. , Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin. 215: 173-198. gs :: ::

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Berggren, W. A. & Huber, B. T. (1999). Atlas of Paleocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 1-252. gs :: ::


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