Mutabella

NB TAXA WHICH ORIGINATE IN THE OLIGOCENE ARE NOT INCLUDED YET
Classification: pf_neogene -> Candeinidae -> Mutabella
Sister taxa: Candeina, Globigerinatella, Globigerinita, Mutabella, Tenuitella,
Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)

Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species

Taxonomy

Citation: Mutabella Pearson, Norris & Empson 2001
Rank: Genus

Catalog entries: Mutabella;

Type images:

NB The short diagnoses are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus. They have initially been copied from the diagnostic characters/distinguishing features sections of the Eocene and Paleocene Atlases, they will be edited as the site is developed.

Description

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Most likely ancestor: Globigerinita - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Pearson et al. 2001, p.131.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within M7 zone (13.77-14.24Ma, top in Serravallian stage). Data source: Pearson et al. 2001
First occurrence (base): within M3 zone (17.54-19.30Ma, base in Burdigalian stage). Data source: Pearson et al. 2001

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Pearson et al. 2001

References:

Pearson, P.N.; Norris, R.D. & Empson, A., (2001). Mutabella mirabilis gen. et sp. nov., a Miocene microperforate planktonic foraminifer with an extreme level of intraspecific variability. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 31: 120-132.


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Mutabella compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-11-2017

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