CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia formosa subsp. formosa Bolli 1957

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Globorotalia formosa formosa

Citation: Globorotalia formosa subsp. formosa Bolli 1957
Rank: sub-species
Holotype Repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-5056

Current identification/main database link: Morozovella formosa (Bolli 1957)

Original Description
"Shape of test very low trochospiral, spiral side almost flat, inner whorls occasionally slightly raised, umbilical side strongly flat, inner whorls occasionally slightly raised, umbilical side strongly convex; equatorial periphery slightly lobate, nearly circular; axial periphery angular with pronounced keel which is ornamented with spines in well-preserved specimens. Wall calcareous, perforate, surface finely to distinctly spinose, especially on the umbilical side. Chambers angular, inflated, 15 to 18, arranged in about 3 whorls; the 6 to 8 chambers of the last whorl increasing slowly in size. Sutures on spiral side curved; on umbilical side radial, depressed. Umbilicus fairly wide, deep, open. Aperture a low arch; interiomarginal, extraumbilical-umbilical. Coiling about 90% dextral in the Globorotalia formosa formosa zone, becoming predominantly sinistral in the Globorotallia aragonensis zone (up to 60%). Largest diameter of holotype 0.65 mm.


Bolli, H.M., (1957). The genera Globigerina and Globorotalia in the Paleocene-Lower Eocene Lizard Springs Formation of Trinidad. In: Loeblich, A.R., Jr. et al. (Editors), Studies in Foraminifera, U.S. National Museum Bulletin 215. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., pp. 61-82.


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