CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Hedbergella kyphoma Hasegawa 1999

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Hedbergella kyphoma

Citation: Hedbergella kyphoma Hasegawa 1999
Rank: Species
Type locality: Ohyubari area, Hokkaido, Japan. (43 degrees 2.50'N, 142 degrees 9.72E)
Type age (chronostrat): Lower Turonian
Type sample (& lithostrat): sample SRN-525A, lower part of the Takinosawa Formation.
Type specimens: Figs 5/1-4; Holotype IGPS No.102504, paratypes IGPS No. 102505-102507.
Type repository: Tohoku, Japan; Institute of Geology & Paleontology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Current identification/main database link: Muricohedbergella kyphoma (Hasegawa, 1999)

Original Description
Diagnosis.- A low trochospiral species of Hedbergel/a with last four chambers umbilically shifted, compressed, and spirally elongate. Umbilicus narrow, sutures of last four chambers slightly curved.

Description.-Test of medium size, initially very low trochospiral, later becoming medium trochospiral, equatorial periphery lobulate; chambers initially globular, later slightly compressed and spirally elongated, 11 to 14 in all arranged into 2.5 to 3 whorls, enlarging gradually in size as added except for last 3 or 4 which enlarge irregularly, 6 or 7 in last whorl, last 3 or 4 characteristically elongated, compressed and shifted toward umbilicus, last chamber variable in size and shape; sutures initially radial and depressed on dosal side except for last 3 or 4 chambers in which they are curved, slightly curved and depressed on ventral side; coiling axis initially stable, later rapidly tilted for last 3 or 4 chambers, as a result, initial umbilicus occasionally being covered by last 3 or 4 chambers; umbilicus shallow, very narrow, less than 1/5 of maximum diameter of test; primary aperture bordered by a narrow lip, interiomarginal, umbilical-extraumbilical, extending to periphery; wall calcareous, surface poorly ornamented.

Size: Maximum diameter of holotype 0.36 mm, maximum thickness 0.20 mm

Etymology: From kyphoma, a Greek noun referring to the humpbacked nature of the pattern of chamber growth in this species.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.- This species resembles Hedbergella planispira (Tappan) in its initially very low trochospiral shape and the number of chambers in the last whorl, but differs from the latter species in having a narrower umbilicus and umbilically shifted and compressed last 3 or 4 chambers.


Hasegawa, T. (1999). Planktonic foraminifera and biochronology of the Cenomanian-Turonian (Cretaceous) sequence in the Ohyubari area, Hokkaido, Japan. Paleontological Research, Tokyo. 3: 173-192. gs


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