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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Favusella nitida Michael 1973

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> F -> Favusella -> Favusella nitida
Other pages this level: F. confusa, F. hedbergellaeformis, F. nitida, F. orbiculata, F. papagayosensis, F. pessagnoi, F. planata, F. quadrata, F. scitula, F. stiftia, F. voloshinae, F. wenoensis

Favusella nitida

Citation: Favusella nitida Michael 1973
taxonomic rank: Species
Type specimens: Plate 3, figs. 10-12; Holotype: USNM 172793; Paratype: USNM 172794; paratypes F.M. 7; Pessagno Collection, University of Texas at Dallas.
Type locality: Tex 13 Grayson County (samplc L.T.Dc. 4); Duck Creek Formation.
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-172794 USNM-172793

Current identification/main database link: Favusella washitensis (Carsey, 1926)

Original Description

Test large, coiled in moderately low trochospire composed of three volutions of fairly globular chambers that increase gradually in size; usually five chambers in last whorl; umbilicus small, moderately deep, pentagonal in shape; peripheral outline rounded; sutures distinct, radial, deep and straight; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical with narrow lip; polygonal ornamentation well developed, usually with equal sized hexagonal frames.

from nitidus -a -um (Latin) = neat or elegant.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: F. nitida, n. sp., is distinguished from all other Fuvnsella species by its completely umbilical aper- ture, by the globular chambers of its last whorl; by its subtrapczoidal chambers spirally; and by its pentag- onally shaped umbilicus. Range: Uppcr Albian. F . washitensis Assemblage Zone: H . implicata Subzone to H . punctatu Subzone. Occurrence: F . nitida, n. sp., is common in the Duck Creek Formation and relatively rare in Fort Worth and Denton Formations of North Ccntrdl Texas.


Michael, F. Y. (1973). Planktonic foraminifera from the Comanchean Series (Cretaceous) of Texas. Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 2 (1972)(4): 200-220. gs


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