Planoheterohelix rumseyensis

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Heterohelicidae -> Planoheterohelix -> Planoheterohelix rumseyensis
Sister taxa: P. globulosa, P. moremani, P. olssoni, P. papula, P. paraglobulosa, P. planata, P. postmoremani, P. praenuttallii, P. reussi, P. rumseyensis, P. sp.,


Citation: Planoheterohelix rumseyensis (Douglas 1969)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Heterohelix rumseyensis Douglas 1969

Type images:

Original description: Test large, biserial, rapidly tapering in early portion, gently tapering to straight-sided in adult; periphery lobate throughout. Chambers subglobular, wider than high, inflated in early portion; later pairs quadrate. Sutures depressed, distinct, straight. Wall calcareous, perforate; surface costate to smooth; costae fine, longitudinal. Aperture a low arch on inner margin of last chamber, with apertural flaps along outside of arch; flaps of previous chambers observable along medial suture of last pair of chambers.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Heterohelix rumseyensis

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Globotruncanella havanensis zone (74.00-75.71Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source:
First occurrence (base): within Globotruncanita elevata zone (79.20-84.19Ma, base in Santonian stage). Data source:

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: Planoheterohelix

    Character matrix

    test outline:Elongatechamber arrangement:Envelopingedge view:Compressedaperture:Interiomarginal
    sp chamber shape:Subrectangularcoiling axis:N/Aperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thick flange
    umb chbr shape:Subrectangularumbilicus:N/Aperiph margin shape:Narrowly roundedaccessory apertures:None
    spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:N/Awall texture:Smoothshell porosity:
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:0.0-0.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Douglas, R. G. (1969). Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera in northern California. Part 1 - Systematics. Micropaleontology. 15(2): 151-209. gs :: ::


    Planoheterohelix rumseyensis compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 9-7-2020

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