Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae
Sister taxa: Globigerinidae, Globorotaliidae, Hantkeninidae, Truncorotaloididae, Globanomalinidae, Hastigerinidae, Globigerinitidae, Candeinidae, Guembelitrioidea, Benthic origins, hidden,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma) Granddaughter taxa
Radial ridges on umbilical side:

Smooth wall; kidney-shaped chambers:

G. peripheroronda - lenguaensis - fohsi - robusta lineage

Globorotaliids having a high-arched aperture

Smooth wall; compressed chambers:

Cancellate wall; umbilical-extraumbilical aperture:

Compact streptospiral test with smooth cortical coating and large slit-like aperture


Citation: Globorotaliidae Blow 1979
Rank: Family
Taxonomic discussion: This family was not used in the Oligocene Altas (Wade et al. 2018) but is used by the SCOR Working Group on modern planktonic foraminifera (Brummer & Kucera 2014, 2015) and is a distinct clade in the phylogeny of Aze et al. 2011.

Catalog entries: Globorotaliidae

Distinguishing features: Macroperforate, non-spinose

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.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution:

Isotope paleobiology:

Phylogenetic relations:

Similar species:

Most likely ancestor: Globigerinidae - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: The ancestor of Globorotalia is thought to be Paragloborotalia.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): near top of Chattian Stage (91% up, 23.5Ma, in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Olsson et al. 2006 - Eocene Atlas, chap. 13, p. 401


Aze, T. et al. (2011). A phylogeny of Cenozoic macroperforate planktonic foraminifera from fossil data. Biological Reviews. 86: 900-927. gs

Blow, W. H. (1979). The Cainozoic Globigerinida: A study of the morphology, taxonomy, evolutionary relationships and stratigraphical distribution of some Globigerinida (mainly Globigerinacea). E. J. Brill, Leiden. 2: 1-1413. gs

Brummer, G. J. A. & Kucera, M. (2014). SCOR/ICBP 138 taxonomy and key to species of modern planktonic foraminfera v2.1. Chart distributed at TMS FNG meeting Texel, The Netherlands, June 2014. 1-. gs

Brummer, G. J. A. & Kucera, M. (2015). Taxonomy of extant planktonic foraminifera, SCOR/IGBP WG138; August 2015. In, Spero, H. & Kucera, M. (eds) SCOR/IGBP Working Group 138: Planktonic Foraminifera and Ocean Changes. Final Workshop & Short Course on Culturing Planktonic Foraminifera. California 8-9. gs

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C. & Pearson, P. N. (2006b). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene Dentoglobigerina. In, Pearson, P. N. , Olsson, R. K. , Hemleben, C. , Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 41(Chap 13): 401-412. gs V O

Wade, B. S. , Olsson, R. K. , Pearson, P. N. , Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) 2018a. Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic ForaminiferaCushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research Special Publication. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication 46: 1-524. gs


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Paul Pearson

Should be Globorotaliidae.

Jeremy Young (Tonbridge, UK)

Corrected - thanks, Jeremy

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