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Test small, composed of two whorls, dorsal side flat, ventral convex with a small shallow umbilicus, periphery blunty angular; chambers appressed, four to a whorl, tapering ventrally, the initial three of the last whorl subequal in size and shape; suturesr radial, distinct, depressed, ventrally suggesting an X-shaped pattern; wall conspicuously perforate and papillate; aperture a narrow, arched slit with a slight lip about midway between the shallow umbilicus and the periphery, often indistinct.
Size: Diameter of holotype 0.25 mm.
Extra details from original publication
Weiss published two papers in 1955 on the same material, in Micropaleontology and Journal of Paleontology. The details on the planktonic foraminifera are given in the paper in Micropaeontology but the original descriptions are in the paper in Journal of Paleontology.
Globorotalia whitei compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-9-2020
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