Catalog - Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus Catalog - Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus Belford 1962

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globigerinoides -> Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus
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Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus

Citation: Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus Belford 1962
taxonomic rank: sub-species
Described on page(s) : 17
Type specimens: Pl. 4, figs. 11-14; Holotype CPC 4092 and paratype CPC 4093 - from the same sample.
Type age (chronostrat): uppermost Miocene or Pliocene
Type locality: Nogam River, west of Periama village, Wewak Subdistrict, Sepik District, New Guinea

Current identification/main database link: Globigerinoidesella fistulosa (Schubert 1910)

Original Description

This new subspecies is derived from G. quadrilobatus immaturus Le Roy by the development of distinct spines on the penultimate and last chambers. The last chamber is developed in the same way as that of G. quadrilobatus sacculifer and is usually radially elongate. Rare fistulose specimens which lack the terminal chamber have been found; these are also here included in G. quadrilobatus hystricosus subsp. nov. This new subspecies occurs in the same sample as G. quadrilobatus fistulosus; consideration was given to the possibility that these two forms represented different generations of the same species, but,this could not be proved.

Holotype 0.40 x 0.30 mm; paratype 0.43 x 0.32 mm

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: The appearance of fistulose forms marks an evolutionary development which appeared at much the same time in different lines of the quadrilobatus group; two lineages resulted in fistulosus and hystricosus subsp. nov., and Blow (pers. comm.) mentions a third fistulose form developed from the ideotype form of sacculifer which is not represented in material from Papua-New Guinea. The development of fistulose forms seems to have begun in the upper Miocene.


Belford, D. J. (1962). Miocene and Pliocene planktonic foraminifera, Papua-New-Guinea. Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Bulletin. 62(1): 1-51. gs


Globigerinoides quadrilobatus hystricosus compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-5-2024

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