Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globigerinidae -> Parasubbotina -> Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni
Sister taxa: P. griffinae, P. eoclava, P. hagni, P. prebetica, P. inaequispira, P. pseudowilsoni, P. variospira, P. varianta, P. pseudobulloides, P. aff. pseudobulloides, P. sp.,


Citation: Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni Olsson & Pearson, in Olsson et al. 2006
Rank: Species
Basionym: Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni
Taxonomic discussion: Toumarkine and Luterbacher (1985) reillustrated the line drawing of the holotype of Globigerina wilsoni along with three SEM images they identified to that species from the type Guayabal Formation, from where G. wilsoni was originally described. New SEM images of the holotype of G. wilsoni (Chapter 6, Pl. 6.23, Figs. 15-17), although poorly preserved, show that it differs from the hypotypes illustrated by Toumarkine and Luterbacher in that the ultimate chamber is more flattened and extends towards and over the umbilicus. In this respect, the holotype appears much more like Globorotaloides carcoselleensis Toumarkine and Bolli ( =Turborotalita carcoselleensis), which is common in the Guayabal Formation. However, the poor state of preservation does not allow an accurate identification, and we place wilsoni in questionable synonymy with carcoselleensis. Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni n. sp. is also a common form in the Guayabal Formation and occurs as a relatively
inconspicuous component in many other Eocene localities. [Olsson et al. 2006]

Catalog entries: Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni

Type images:

Distinguishing features: Test small, compact, very low trochospiral, typically<5 chambers in final whorl.

NB These concise distinguishing features statements are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus.
They are being edited as the site is developed and comments on them are especially welcome.


Diagnostic characters: Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni n. sp. is a small form with a compact, very low trochospiral test that typically has 5 chambers in the final whorl, as seen in dorsal view. Parasubbotina varianta is larger and has a more lobulate test with 4 chambers in the ultimate whorl. [Olsson et al. 2006]

Character matrix

test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Equally biconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin flange
umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Weakly depressedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Cancellateshell porosity:Finely Perforate: 1-2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4.5-5.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution: Cosmopolitan in low to mid latitudes. [Olsson et al. 2006]
Aze et al. 2011 summary: Low to middle latitudes; based on Olsson et al. (2006c)

Isotope paleobiology: No data available. [Olsson et al. 2006]
Aze et al. 2011 ecogroup 3 - Open ocean thermocline. Based on light δ13C and relatively heavy δ18O. Sources cited by Aze et al. 2011 (appendix S3): this study

Phylogenetic relations: Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni n. sp. appears to have developed from P. varianta (Subbotina) in the uppermost Lower Eocene [Olsson et al. 2006]

Most likely ancestor: Parasubbotina varianta - at confidence level 4 (out of 5). Data source: Olsson et al. 2006 f5.1.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Notes: Upper Zone E7 to Zone E11. [Olsson et al. 2006]
Last occurrence (top): within E11 zone (40.40-41.89Ma, top in Bartonian stage). Data source: Olsson et al. 2006
First occurrence (base): within E7 zone (45.72-50.20Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: Olsson et al. 2006

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Olsson et al. 2006 - Eocene Atlas, chap. 5, p. 103


Cole, W. S. (1927). A foraminiferal fauna from the Guayabal formation in Mexico. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 14(51): 1-36. gs :: ::

Olsson, R. K., Pearson, P. N. & Huber, B. T. (2006c). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene Catapsydrax, Globorotaloides, Guembelitrioides, Paragloborotalia, Parasubbotina, and Pseudoglobigerinella n. gen. In, Pearson, P. N. , Olsson, R. K. , Hemleben, C. , Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 41(Chap 5): 67-110. gs :: ::

Toumarkine, M. & Luterbacher, H. (1985). Paleocene and Eocene planktic foraminifera. In, Bolli, H. M. , Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Neilsen, K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 87-154. gs :: ::


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