Guembelitria cenomana

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Guembelitriidae -> Guembelitria -> Guembelitria cenomana
Sister taxa: G. cenomana, G. cretacea, G. sergipensis, G. sp.,


Citation: Guembelitria cenomana (Keller, 1935)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Guembelina cenomana

Type images:

Original description: "very small, triserial, with globular chambers, 3-4 chambers in each series, widening evenly toward the apertural end, so that the maximum width of the test is attained in the last three chambers. Sometimes a slight curvature of the spire may be noted with growth of the test. Aperture large, gaping, situated at the base of the inner edge of the final chamber. Surface of the test does not differ in any respect from that of other calcareous forms found with it in the sections studied."

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Guembelina cenomana, Guembelitria harrisi, Guembelitriella graysonensis, Guembelitria kegeli

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within W. archaeocretacea zone (93.52-94.03Ma, top in Turonian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within P. appenninica zone (100.50-101.92Ma, base in Albian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of occurrence data:

Dec 2017 - Plotting of Neptune data has been re-enabled on the Mesozoic pages following revision of the age-models in Neptune. The data is, however, still very sparse for the Early Cretaceous

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Guembelitria cenomana, synonyms included - Guembelina cenomana; Guembelitria cenomana; Guembelitria harrisi;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Guembelitria

    Character matrix

    test outline:Triangularchamber arrangement:Triserialedge view:Spiroconvexaperture:Umbilical
    sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Highperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
    umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
    spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Pore moundsshell porosity:Microperforate: <1µm
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:3.0-3.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Falzoni, F., Petrizzo, M. R., Jenkyns, H. C., Gale, A. S. & Tsikos, H. (2016). Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and assemblage composition across the Cenomanian–Turonian boundary interval at Clot Chevalier (Vocontian Basin, SE France). Cretaceous Research. 59: 69-97. gs

    Keller, B. M. (1935). Microfauna of the Upper Cretaceous in the Dnjepr-Donets valley and some other adjoining regions. (in Russian). Byulletin Moskovskogo Obschestva Ispytateley Prirody, Otdel Geologicheskiy. 13: 522-558. gs

    Kroon, D. & Nederbragt, A. J. (1990). Ecology and paleoecology of triserial planktic foraminifera. Marine Micropaleontology. 16: 25-38. gs

    Petri, S. (1962). Foraminiferos Cretaceous de Sergipe. Boletim da Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras, Universidade de São Paulo. Geologia. 265(20): 1-140. gs

    Petrizzo, M. R. & Huber, B. T. (2006). Biostratigraphy and taxonomy of late Albian planktonic foraminifera from ODP Leg 171B (western North Atlantic Ocean). Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 36: 166-190. gs

    Tappan, H. (1940). Foraminifera from the Grayson formation of Northern Texas. Journal of Paleontology. 14(2): 93-126. gs


    Guembelitria cenomana compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 29-1-2020

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