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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina hexagona Natland 1938

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Globigerina hexagona

Citation: Globigerina hexagona Natland 1938
taxonomic rank: species
Type specimens: USNM 496185.
Type age (chronostrat): Recent
Type locality: Locality 111, Lat.33° 27' 20" N., Long. 118° 19' 00" W.; depth 88'+ meters, off Long Beach, Calif., U. S. A
Type repository: Washington; USNM; Paratypes deposited in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif., and in the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research, Sharon, Mass., U. S. A.

Linked specimens: USNM-22560

Current identification/main database link: Globorotaloides hexagonus (Natland, 1938)

Original Description

Test medium sized, trochoid, low spired; chambers spherical, rapidly increasing in size as added, five in eachwhorl; sutures depressed, radiate; walls with coarse reticulations forming hexagonal pits whichgivethewallsa honeycombed appearance; apertureas lightly arcuate opening between the umbilicus and the periphery at the base of the last chamber.

Length 0.39 mm.; breadth 0.33 mm.; thickness 0.18 mm

Extra details from original publication
This species can be readily distinguished from G. bulloides d'0rbigny and G. quinqueloba Natland by its coarse reticulations. Although the Globigerinidae are known to be pelagic and therefore might be found anywhere on the ocean bottom, this species has been found only in the deeper samples. No reason at present can be given for this limited range."


Coxall, H. K. & Spezzaferri, S. (2018). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene Catapsydrax, Globorotaloides, and Protentelloides. In, Wade, B. S., Olsson, R. K., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication . 46(Chap 4): 79-124. gs

Natland, M. L. (1938). New Species of Foraminifera from off the West Coast of North America and from the Later Tertiary of the Los Angeles Basin. Bulletin of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Tech. Ser. 4(5): 137-164. gs


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