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Citation: Koutsoukosia Georgescu 2009
Rank: Genus
Type species: Guembelitria sergipensis Koutsoukos, 1994.
Type locality: South America (Sergipe Basin, eastern Brazil).
Type level: Upper Aptian to lower part of upper Albian (from the G. algeriana Biozone throughout the lower part of P. subticinensis Biozone).

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Original Description

Diagnosis.– Test triserial with strong and blunt pustules on all of the chambers.

Description.– Test with triserial chamber arrangement; chambers are globular and increase gradually in size as added. Sutures are distinct and depressed. Aperture is large, in the shape of a high arch. Chamber surface is ornamented with large-sized, blunt pustules. Test wall is calcitic, microperforate.

Etymology: Genus dedicated to Dr. E. A. M. Koutsoukos (University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.– Koutsoukosia differs from all other triserial genera of the Cretaceous by having the test ornamentation consisting of blunt pustules (Fig. 2; Pl. 1, Fig. 2). The pore mounds mentioned in the original description of the type species are probably the result of diagenesis, which affected the original ornamentation on the chamber surface. Overall, the ornamentation of Koutsoukosia is similar to that of the primitive planktic foraminifera of the Family Globuligerinidae (Riegraf, 1987; Simmons et al., 1997).


Georgescu, M.D., (2009). On the origins of Superfamily Heterohelicacea Cushman, 1927 and the polyphyletic nature of planktic foraminifera. Revista Española de Micropaleontología, 41: 107-144.


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