Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Rugoglobigerinidae -> Plummerita
Sister taxa: Archaeoglobigerina, Bucherina, Kuglerina, Plummerita, Rugoglobigerina, Rugotruncana, Trinitella,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)

Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Plummerita Brönnimann 1952
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides subsp. hantkeninoides
Type species: Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides subsp. hantkeninoides Brönnimann, 1952

Original description: Hans E. Thalmann has called my attention to the fact that Plummerella Bronnimann, 1952, a new sub-genus of Rugoglobigerina Bronnimann, 1952 (Bull. Amer. Paleont., vol. 34, Nr. 140, p. 37, with subgenerotype: Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides Bronnimann, 1952, from the Maestrichtian of Trinidad, B.W.I.) is a primary homonym of the hemidopteran genus Plummerella DeLong, 1942 (Ann. Entom. Soc. America, vol. 35, p. 200). The substitute name Plummerita nom. nov. is, therefore, proposed for Plummerella Bronnimann, 1952, non DeLong, 1942.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Plummerita

Distinguishing features: Test with inflated triangular chambers in a low to flat trochospire, those of the final whorl radially elongate and ending in a tubulospine, sutures radial, depressed, umbilicus small, periphery rounded to compressed between tubulospines, peripheral outline strongly lobate and stellate; wall calcareous, perforate, surface with rugosities and costellae in meridional alignment; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical, provided with tegilla, and having both proximal and distal accessory apertures.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, base in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this 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


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1988). Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification (Volume I-II). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York. 1-1059. gs :: ::


Plummerita compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 5-7-2020

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