CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Praehedbergella pseudosigali Banner et al. 1993

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> P -> Praehedbergella -> Praehedbergella pseudosigali
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 pseudosigali

Citation: Praehedbergella pseudosigali Banner et al. 1993
Rank: Species
Type locality: Central North Sea Well 20/2- 2, (8370 m).
Type age: Late Barremian
Holotype Repository: London, UK; NHM
Type & figured specimens: P52735,

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (PM PF 52735)

Current identification/main database link:

Original Description

Diagnosis: Characterized by the presence of perforation cones, low trochospire, relatively large number of chambers (about 6½) in the penultimate whorl, gradual opening of the spire and high-arched aperture.

Description: Test about 0.25mm at its maximum diameter, consisting of two whorls of chambers coiled in a low trochospire. There are about 6½ chambers in the penultimate and 4½ in the last whorl. The spiral side is only slightly convex, with intercameral sutures forming intercameral angle of sutural depression at the periphery of about 145°. The chambers themselves are symmetrical and increase in size gradually with growth, those (excluding the final chamber) in the last whorl become depressed , being about half as high as long (compared with about 2/3 as high as long in the final chamber) on the spiral side. The umbilicus is small and the aperture is a high arch, with a very narrow porticos. Perforation cones are visible on chambers of the last whorl.

Etymology: After superficial similarity of this species to P. sigali.

Extra details from original publication
REMARKS. The presence of perforation cones, the numerous (about 6½) chambers in the first whorl, and the high-arched aperture is sufficient to describe this as a new species, and in particular to distinguish it from P. sigali (Moullade) sensu lato.
DISTRIBUTION. Central North Sea (Well 20/2-2, 8370 m).
STRATIGRAPHY. Late Barremian


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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