Hedbergella speetonensis

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Hedbergellidae -> Hedbergella -> Hedbergella speetonensis
Sister taxa: << < H. labocaensis, H. luterbacheri, H. maslakovae, H. mitra, H. modesta, H. occulta, H. praelippa, H. praetrocoidea, H. primare, H. quadricamerata, H. roblesae, H. ruka, H. semielongata, H. sigali, H. similis, H. speetonensis, H. tardita, H. tatianae, H. trocoidea, H. tunisiensis, H. tuschepsensis, H. sp.,


Citation: Hedbergella speetonensis (Banner and Desai, 1988)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Blefuscuiana speetonensis

Type images:

Original description: The test is a low trochospire with about six chambers in the first whorl and five to seven chambers in the final whorl. The spiral side is typically wholly evolute and flat (PI. 7, figs. 1-2) but may become slightly involute and concave (PI. 7, figs. 3-4) with growth or with reduction of chamber number or both. The intercameral sutures of the spiral side are straight and slightly oblique and become increasingly depressed in the final whorl as the chambers become increasingly globular. The umbilicus is moderately broad (with breadth about 25% of the test diameter) and open; the intercameral sutures on the umbilical side are virtually radial. On both the spiral and umbilical sides, the initially reniform chambers are broadest toward their posterior ends, this asymmetry giving the earlier chambers a slightly "swept back" appearance, like ovoids with the narrower end to the anterior; the later chambers of the last whorl become subglobular. The aperture is a low arch, in early chambers extending from the umbilicus to the periphery of the previous whorl, but in the later chambers it may extend over the periphery to encroach slightly onto the spiral side. The aperture has a porticus throughout its length, broadest posteriorly. Relict apertures and portici are visible in the umbilicus for about half of the last whorl. The surface of the test is smooth, not muricate, and is microperforate, with external diameters about 0.006 mm. The whole surface is microperforate except for the umbilical shoulders, which may be imperforate.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Blefuscuiana speetonensis

Emended description: Test small to medium sized, coiled in a very low to depressed trochospire; 2 to 2.5 whorls; 5 to 6 chambers in the outer whorl increasing gradually and very slowly in size as added; chambers globular to subglobular, inflated, last chamber high, mitre-like doming; equatorial periphery subcircular, moderately to strongly lobate; sutures depressed, radial mainly straight; umbilical area rather wide and shallow; aperture as a low to medium arch bordered by a lip extending across the periphery. Wall smooth, finely perforate. [copied from Chronos database]

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within G. algerianus zone (118.93-122.17Ma, top in Aptian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within H. similis zone (128.73-130.37Ma, base in Barremian 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

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Hedbergella

    Character matrix

    test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Compressedaperture:
    sp chamber shape:Inflatedcoiling axis:Very lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
    umb chbr shape:Inflatedumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Moderately roundedaccessory apertures:N/A
    spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:Finely Perforate: 1-2.5┬Ám
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:5.0-6.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Banner, F. T. & Desai, D. (1988). A review and revision of the Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Globigerinina,with especial reference to the Aptian assemblages of Speeton (North Yorkshire, England). Journal of Micropalaeontology. 7: 143-185. gs :: ::


    Hedbergella speetonensis compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-7-2020

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