Catalog - Globigerina pseudocretacea Catalog - Globigerina pseudocretacea

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina pseudocretacea Hofker 1956

This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globigerina -> Globigerina pseudocretacea
Other pages this level: << < G. praebulloides, G. praebulloides leroyi, G. praebulloides occlusa, G. praebulloides pseudociperoensis, G. praebulloides pseudoleroyi, G. praebulloides tinguarensis, G. praedigitata, G. praeglobotruncanaeformis, G. prasaepis, G. prolata, G. prolonga, G. protoreticulata, G. pseudoampliapertura, G. pseudobulloides, G. pseudocorpulenta, G. pseudocretacea, G. pseudodruryi, G. pseudoedita, G. pseudoeocaena, G. pseudoeocaena compacta, G. pseudoeocaena ellipsocamera, G. pseudoeocaena perfida, G. pseudoeocaena pseudoeocaena, G. pseudoeocaena trilobata, G. pseudoiota, G. pseudotriloba, G. pseudotriloba Shutskaya, G. puncticulata, G. pyriporosa, G. quadrata, G. quadricamerata> >>

Globigerina pseudocretacea

Citation: Globigerina pseudocretacea Hofker 1956
taxonomic rank: Species
Type specimens: Text-fig. 98; P4917
Type sample (& lithostrat): clay pebble beds, reefal facies. Occurs also in the Upper Eocene Jusa, Zapallo, Seca, and San Mateo formations, in the neritic and radiolarian facies.
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Middle Eocene
Type locality: Sea cliffs at Ancon, 15.5 km. south and 108.3 km. west from the Plaza del Centenario monument in Guayaquil, Guayas Province, southwestern Ecuador. Found also at two other localities in Guayas Province; at two localities in Esmeraldas Province, northwestern Ecuador; and at one locality in Manab Province, west-central Ecuador.
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-4817

Current identification:

Original Description

All chambers visible dorsally, the five of the last whorl visible ventrally. On the ventral side there is a true umbilicus flanked by crenulated lips over the apertures. Chambers increase gradually in length, with a ratio of 1.25:1 between succesive chambers. Aperture reaches toward the margin from the umbilical cavity, with a prominent crenulated lip. Wall very smooth, with very fine pores; pore-index 17-1, X 500 (an average of seventeen pores per square centimeter, with an average diameter of 1 mm., at a magnification of 500X)."

Test of medium size, the diameters about 0.45 mm. and 0.36 mm., thickness 0.27 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Synyonym - Globigerina wilsoni Cole - Stainforth, 1948, p. 117, pl. 26, figs. 1-3.

Editors' Notes
content migrated from chronos


Hofker, J. (1956e). Tertiary foraminifera of coastal Ecuador; Part II - Additional notes on the Eocene species. Journal of Paleontology. 30(4): 891-958. gs


Globigerina pseudocretacea compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-4-2024

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

Short stable page link: Go to to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics


No comments yet. Be the first!