Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Heterohelicidae -> Racemiguembelina
Sister taxa: Heterohelix, Spiroplecta, Braunella, Hendersonites, Huberella, Laeviheterohelix, Planoheterohelix, Protoheterohelix, Pseudoguembelina, Pseudotextularia, Planoglobulina, Ventilabrella, Gublerina, Praegublerina, Sigalia, Racemiguembelina, Lunatriella, Rectoguembelina, Zeauvigerina,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)

Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Racemiguembelina Montanaro Gallitelli 1957
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Guembelina fructicosa
Type species: Guembelina fructicosa Egger, 1902

Original description: Diagnosis: Test calcareous, conical in shape; rarely planispiral in the early stage, later biserial, increasing regularly and equally in thickness and breadth, finally proliferated with a varying number of additional globular chambers, the last of which form a crown at the top of the test and are provided with a series of arcuate, basal apertures. No spiral arrangement of the adult chambers is evident. Ornamentation consists of longitudinally developed costae.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Racemiguembelina

Distinguishing features: Test initially biserial, becomes conical with proliferation of multiple globular chambers forming a crown at top of test

Test morphology: Test subconical, microspheric early stage may be planispiral and later stage biserial, regularly enlarging globular chambers proliferate in the later stage in a plane perpendicular to the earlier plane of growth, forming an open cone only partially joined by a bridgelike coverplate, sutures depressed; wall calcareous, hyaline, surface with longitudinal irregular to discontinuous imperforate costae, alternating with distinctly perforate areas of the wall, coverplate over the apertures with much finer perforations; aperture consists of broad arched interiomarginal openings directed toward the umbilicus on all chambers in the final whorl, apertures may be partially covered by the bridge like cover plate that extends from one apertural face to another in the same series of chambers, each coverplate bordered by large infralaminal 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 Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, base in Campanian 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


Racemiguembelina compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-9-2020

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