Rugotruncana circumnodifer

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Rugoglobigerinidae -> Rugotruncana -> Rugotruncana circumnodifer
Sister taxa: R. circumnodifer, R. nothi, R. subcircumnodifer, R. sp.,


Citation: Rugotruncana circumnodifer (Finlay, 1940)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Globigerina circumnodifer
Synonyms: Globotruncana (Rugoglobigerina) ornata subornata;
Globotruncana subpennyi = Rugotruncana subpennyi
Rugotruncana ellisi;
Rugotruncana tilevi;
Globotruncana rugosa subrugosa

Type images:

Original description: "Large, loosely coiled, 4 chambers per coil, about 2 coils visible dorsally, ventrally nearly involute; spire flatly depressed, second coil more descending, chambers sub-globular, smooth, shining above and below but with faint peripheral sulcus margined by low nodules increasing in extent posteriorly to cover most of early chambers; umbilicus widely open, about one-third of shell diameter, aperture opening laterally into it, apertures of all ventral chambers probably visible if matrix absent. Size, 0.47 mm. Evidently a close relative of the abundant Navarro Globigerina rugosa Plummer, which has 5 chambers per coil and more ornament of a different character. It is a moot point whether these are not Globotruncana, as they differ only in the absence of keels and feebler sculpture"

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globigerina circumnodifer, Globotruncana (Rugoglobigerina) ornata subornata, Globotruncana (Rugoglobigerina) pennyi subpennyi, Rugotruncana ellisi, Rugotruncana tilevi, Globotruncana rugosa subrugosa

Emended description: From Georgescu and Huber, 2007 (Jour. Foram. Res.): "Test low to medium high trochospiral. The test consists of 12 to 14 chambers, which increase slowly to moderately in size as added; 4.5 to 6 chambers in the final whorl. Sutures are distinct, depressed, straight, and radial on both spiral and umbilical sides. Umbilicus is wide, its diameter representing approximately 30% to 40% of the maximum test diameter. Main aperture is umbilical in position, and bordered by a tegillum; successive tegilla can completely cover the umbilical area. Periphery is broadly rounded with two more or less developed, quasi-equal keels bordering an imperforate band, which is better developed on the earlier chambers of the final whorl. The two keels can be situated at the equatorial periphery or be slightly offset towards the spiral side. The imperforate peripheral band is pustulose on the earlier chambers; pustules can fuse in some specimens, resulting in the development of an intercarinal ridge, occasionally giving the appearance of a third keel. Ornamentation is highly variable, ranging from meridional on both sides of the test to asymmetrical, meridional on the umbilical side and parallel to the periphery on the spiral side. Ornamentation patterns can be lost on the earlier chambers of the test due to the addition of calcite material during ontogenetic development. The last formed chambers are less ornamented than the previous ones. The last formed chambers often show the best development of the asymmetrical ornamentation because they are not obscured by ontogenetic calcite." [copied from Chronos database]

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within A. mayaroensis zone (67.30-69.18Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within G. gansseri zone (71.75-72.97Ma, base in Campanian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos 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

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
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  • Taxon plotted: Rugotruncana circumnodifer, synonyms included - Globotruncana circumnodifer; Globotruncana ornata subornata; Globotruncana rugosa subrugosa; Globotruncana subpennyi; Rugoglobigerina subpennyi; Rugotruncana circumnodifer; Rugotruncana ellisi; Rugotruncana subornata; Rugotruncana subpenneyi; Rugotruncana subpennyi; Rugotruncana subrugosa; Rugotruncana tilevi;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Rugotruncana

    Character matrix

    test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Spiroconvexaperture:Umbilical
    sp chamber shape:Inflatedcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:Double keelaperture border:Tegilla
    umb chbr shape:Inflatedumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Moderately roundedaccessory apertures:Infralaminal
    spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Meridional costellaeshell porosity:-
    umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4.5-5.5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


    Finlay, H. J. (1940). New Zealand foraminifera: Key species in stratigraphy - no. 4. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 69(4): 448-472. gs :: ::


    Rugotruncana circumnodifer compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 4-6-2020

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