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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerinidae Carpenter, Parker, and Jones, 1862

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Citation: Globigerinidae Carpenter, Parker, and Jones, 1862
taxonomic rank: Family
Type species: Globigerina d'Orbigny 1826

Current identification: Globigerinidae Carpenter, Parker, and Jones, 1862

Original Description

Under the general designation Globigerinida we bring together, for the reasons already stated, all those hyaline or vitreous Foraminifera which have their shell-substance coarsely perforated for the exit of pseudopodia, so as to resemble that of Globigerina; a character by which they are differentiated from the Lagenida on the one hand, and from the Nummulinida on the other. They are further differentiated from the former of these families by the form and character of their aperture; for although there are instances in which the chambers communicate with each other, and the last chamber with the exterior, by circular pores, yet this is only in aberrant forms of the group; and the typical aperture is a crescent, which may either be contracted to a narrow fissure, or which may open-out so as to have the proportions of a gateway. There is not a like difference in the form of the aperture between Globigerinida and Nummulinida; but generally speaking, it is of much larger size, so as to permit a much freer communication between the segments of the body in the former group than in the latter. [Carpenter et al. 1862, p. 171]

Editors' Notes
Synonyms Globigerinidea Schwager 1876. Globigerinidea Morozova 1957 [according to Banner & Blow 1959, and clearly correct since they are both family group names based on Globigerina].
The name is also widely used at superfamily level as Globigerinaceae Carpenter, Parker, and Jones, 1862 or Globigerinoidea Carpenter, Parker, and Jones, 1862.


Banner, F. T. & Blow, W. H. (1959). The classification and stratigraphical distribution of the Globigerinaceae. Palaeontology. 2(1): 1-27. gs

Carpenter, W. B., Parker, W. K. & Jones, T. R. (1862). Introduction to the study of the Foraminifera. Published for the Ray society by R. Hardwicke, London. 1-319. gs O

Morozova, V. G. (1957). On the Foraminiferal superfamily Globigerinidea, nov. and some of its representatives (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR. 114(5): 1109-1112. gs

Missing or ambiguous references: Schwager 1876;


Globigerinidae compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-2-2024

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