CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Praehedbergella grigelisae Banner and Desai 1988

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> P -> Praehedbergella -> Praehedbergella grigelisae
Other pages this level: P. grigelisae, P. grigelisi perforare, P. pseudosigali, P. ruka, P. ruka contritus, P. ruka papillata, P. ruka ruka, P. sigali compacta, P. sigali rasilis, P. tatianae

Praehedbergella grigelisae

Citation: Praehedbergella grigelisae Banner and Desai 1988
Rank: Species
Type locality: Speeton Cliff, Filey Bay, North Yorkshire, England
Type age (chronostrat): Lower upper Aptian
Type specimens: pl. 2, figs. 8-13.; P52129
Type repository: London, UK; NHM

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (52129)

Current identification/main database link: Hedbergella sigali Moullade 1966

Original Description
The test consists of about two and a half whorls of chambers, with about 5 chambers in the first whorl, reducing to 4½ to 4 in the final whorl. The spiral side is gently convex, with clearly depressed sutures between the inflated chambers; the intercameral sutures are radial and are in length about half the chamber height. The umbilical side is more convex and has a narrow deep umbilicus, which in breadth is equal to about 1/7 of the test diameter. The chambers become slightly depressed with growth to become about 4/5 as high as long when seen on the spiral side. The aperture is a narrow slit, extending from the umbilicus to the periphery of the previous whorl, and is furnished with a porticus which is broadest at its umbilical end. The surface of the test is smooth and nonmuricate; it is uniformly microperforate, the microperforations being about 1µm in diameter.

Etymology: This species is named in honour of Algimantas Grigelis, Lithuanian Scientific Research Geological Institute, in recognition of her researches into Jurassic-Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. P . grigelisae differs from P . sigali (Moullade) (Hedbergella sigali Moullade, 1966) in its more depressed chambers, which enlarge more rapidly when seen in umbilical view, and in having a narrower umbilicus, and less deeply depressed sutures. It may be a Late Aptian direct descendant of P. sigali (type horizon Lower Barremian, but recorded by Moullade as high as Early Aptian). The chambers of P. grigelisae are much higher and less reniform than those of P. tatianae n. sp., a species with which there appears to be no intergradation.

Editors' Notes
The name oiginally appeared as P. grigelisae but was subsequently corrected by Banner et al. 1993 to P. grigelisi


Banner, F. T. & Desai, D. (1988). A review and revision of the Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Globigerinina,with especial reference to the Aptian assemblages of Speeton (North Yorkshire, England). Journal of Micropalaeontology. 7: 143-185. gs V O

Banner, F. T., Copestake, P. & White, M. R. (1993). Barremian-Aptian Praehedbergellidae of the North Sea area: a reconnaisance. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Geology). 49: 1-30. gs


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Le Coze

The name was emended into Praehedbergella grigelisi + subsp.


Jeremy Young (UK)

thanks, I have added a note explaining this

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