CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Praetenuitella impariapertura Li 1987

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Praetenuitella impariapertura

Citation: Praetenuitella impariapertura Li 1987
Rank: Species
Type locality: Eastern Shubuta, Clarke County, Mississippi
Type age: Late Eocene (Pl5-Pl6, ?Pl7).
Type sample and level: Just below the Red Bluff clays, sample GS/479.
Holotype Repository: London, UK; NHM
Type & figured specimens: P51995

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (PM P 51995)

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Original Description
Test concave on spiral side; chambers globular, 5-6 in final whorl; early chambers finely macroperforate, later chambers microperforate; aperture high, peripheral in early stage, becoming extraumbilical-peripheral in an adult.

Etymology: imparis, unequal; unequally distributed aperture.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks - The aperture of this new taxon is commonly developed in two distinct parts. A highly arched or subtriangular opening is situated at the periphery; this is connected to a narrow slit, which extends into the umbilicus. The early ontogenetic stage is planispirally coiled with a high aperture, suggesting that this species may be derived from a small, planispiral, finely macroperforate variant of, possibly, Pseudohastigerina micra s.l.


Li, Q. (1987). Origin, phylogenetic development and systematic taxonomy of the Tenuitella plexus (Globigerinitidae, Globigerininina). Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 17: 298-320. gs


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