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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globoquadrina altispira subsp. globosa Bolli 1957

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Globoquadrina altispira globosa

Citation: Globoquadrina altispira subsp. globosa Bolli 1957
taxonomic rank: sub-species
Type specimens: Holotype P5626; figured paratype P5627
Type age (chronostrat): Catapsydrax dissimilis zone
Type locality: Holotype (USNM P5626) and figured paratype (USNM P5627) from the type locality of the Catapsydrax dissimilis zone, Trinidad, sample Bo 267 (TTOC 201216).
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-5627 USNM-5626

Current identification/main database link: Dentoglobigerina globosa (Bolli, 1957)

Original Description

Shape of test medium to high trochospiral ; equatorial periphery distinctly lobate. Wall calcareous, perforate, surface finely pitted, with short spines on well preserved specimens (figs. l0a-c). Chambers spherical to very slightly compressed laterally; 15-20, arranged in 3-4 whorls; the 5-6 chambers of the last whorl increase moderately in size. Sutures on spiral side radial, depressed; on umbilical side radial, depressed. Umbilicus fairly wide, deep. Aperture high, covered above by an elongate, toothlike flap; interiomarginal, umbilical. Coiling random in the Catapsydrax dissimilis zone, later becoming predominantly sinistral (as is also Globoquadrina altispira altispira and Globoquadrina dehiscens; Bolli, 1951).

Largest diameter of holotype 0.7 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Stratigraphic range (in Cipero and Lengua formations): Catapsydrax dissimilis zone to Globigerinatella insueta zone and Globorotalia fohsi robusta zone to Globorotalia menardii zone.

Remarks: Globoguadrina aitispira globosa, new subspecies, is distinguished from G. aitispira aitispira (Cushman and Jarvis) by having more globular chambers.


Bolli, H. M. (1957b). Planktonic foraminifera from the Oligocene-Miocene Cipero and Lengua formations of Trinidad, B.W.I. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli & E. Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin . 215: 97-123. gs

Wade, B. S., Pearson, P. N., Olsson, R. K., Fraass, A. J., Leckie, R. M. & Hemleben, C. (2018c). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene and Lower Miocene Dentoglobigerina and Globoquadrina. 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 11): 331-384. gs


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