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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina finlayi Bronnimann 1952

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Globigerina finlayi

Citation: Globigerina finlayi Bronnimann 1952
taxonomic rank: Species
Type specimens: USNM-370078 Holotype: T.L.L.,Cat.No.50506. Lower zone of Lizard Springs formation, Guayaguayare area,south Trinidad.
Type sample (& lithostrat): Lizard Springs formation,
Type locality: Lower zone of Lizard Springs formation, Guayaguayare area,south Trinidad.BWI
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-370078

Current identification/main database link: Subbotina hornibrooki (Bronnimann 1952)

Original Description

This species resembles Globigerina linaperta Finlay, from which it differs in the arrangement of chambers. The final whorl is composed of only three chambers, and the fairly large arcuate aperture lies centrally at the intersections of the umbilical sutures. The end chamber is situated across two preceding chambers, whereas in Globigerina linaperta it is situated across three chambers. The umbilicus is shallow and in well preserved specimens exposes also the aperture of the penultimate chamber. The species coils in both directions.

Holotype: Coiling dextral. Dimensions: maximum diameter, 0.312mm.; end chamber radial diameter, 0.15mm. tangential diameter, 0.24mm. height,0.245mm.

The species is named for the late H.J.Finlay.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. This rare and conspicuous species is clearly defined by the arrangement of the chambers of the final whorl and by the central positon of the aperture. Two other specimens of locality Rz.287 have a maximum diameter of 0.275mm and of 0.3mm; one of the specimens is coiled dextrally, the other sinistrally. G.finlayi comes close to Globigerina eocaenica Terquem, 1882 which, however, has the aperture located asymmetrically, at the base of the apertural face and to one side of the center of the last chamber (Terquem,1882,pl.9 fig.4;Bandy, 1919,p.120,pl.23,figs.2a-c). Another three-chambered species similar to G.finlayi with a central aperture, but belonging to Globigerinoides, is also known from Oligocene of Trinidad.


Brönnimann, P. (1952d). Trinidad Paleocene and lower Eocene Globigerinidae. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 34(143): 1-34. gs


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