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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Catapsydrax Bolli, Loeblich & Tappan, 1957

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Catapsydrax apenninicus Pezzani 1963

Catapsydrax echinatus Bolli 1957
= Acarinina echinata
Catapsydrax golicynensis Menkes 1975
= Catapsydrax howei
Catapsydrax gortanii Borsetti 1959
= Subbotina gortanii
Catapsydrax indianus Spezzaferri & Pearson 2009
= Catapsydrax indianus
Catapsydrax parvulus Bolli, Loeblich & Tappan 1957

Catapsydrax prahovensis Popescu 1969

Catapsydrax stainforthi Bolli, Loeblich & Tappan 1957
= Globorotaloides stainforthi
Catapsydrax unicavus Bolli, Loeblich & Tappan 1957
= Catapsydrax unicavus
Catapsydrax venzoi Borsetti 1959
= Subbotina gortanii


Citation: Catapsydrax Bolli, Loeblich & Tappan, 1957
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Globigerina dissimilis Cushman and Bermudez, 1937
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Eocene to Miocene

Current identification/main database link: Catapsydrax Bolli, Loeblich, and Tappan, 1957

Original Description

Test free, trochospiral; chambers spherical to ovate; sutures depressed, radial; wall calcareous, perforate, radial in structvu'e, surface smooth or pitted; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical, in the final stage covered by a single umbilical bulla, with one or more accessory infralaminal apertures.

Kata, Gr., down, below + psydrax, Gr., blister; gender, masculine.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks : Catapsydrax, new genus, differs from Globigerina d'Orbigny in the presence of the umbilical buUa covering the primary aperture, and in having the accessory infralaminal apertures.

It differs from Globigerinita Bronnimann in having a small umbilical bulla with relatively few infralaminal accessory apertures which are sutural in position. In Globigerinita the bulla spreads along the sutures and the accessory apertures occur all along its margins.

Catapsydrax resembles Globigerinatheka Bronnimann in having the bulla but differs in having a single umbilical one, rather than more than one, situated in sutural positions.

Types and occurrence: In addition to the type species, C. dissimilis, three new Tertiary species of this genus are here described.
Catapsydrax dissimilis was originally described as Globigerina dissimilis Cushman and Bermudez. The holotype (Cushman Coll. 23430) and paratypes (Cushman Coll. 23429) are from the Eocene, 1 kilometer north of Arroyo Arenas, on road to Jaimanitas (water well), Havana Province, Cuba. Collected by P. J. Bermudez.
Figured hypotypes (USNM P4218a, b) are from the Oligocene Cipero formation, Globigerina ciperoensis zone, Cipero Coast section, Trinidad, B. W. I. Collected by H. M. Bolli.


Bolli, H. M., Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957). Planktonic foraminiferal families Hantkeninidae, Orbulinidae, Globorotaliidae and Globotruncanidae. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin . 215: 3-50. gs


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