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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia pseudomiocenica Bolli & Bermudez 1965

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Globorotalia pseudomiocenica

Citation: Globorotalia pseudomiocenica Bolli & Bermudez 1965
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : 140-141
Type specimens: Plate 1, Figures 13 - 15. holotype. X 130.
Type sample (& lithostrat): Carenero Formation
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia menardii Zone; Middle Miocene
Type locality: Holotype from cut in road leading from Higuerote to Chirimena, after bridge across lagoon immediately northwest of Carenero, Estado Miranda, Venezuela.
Type repository: Washington, USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-642970

Current identification/main database link: Globorotalia pseudomiocenica Bolli & Bermudez 1965

Original Description

Shape of test very low trochospiral. flat to only very slightly convex on spiral side. strongly convex on umbilical side: equatorial periphery slightly lobate; axial periphery acute with a thin but distinct keel. Wall calcareous, finely perforate. surface smooth to very finely pitted. Chambers angular. more or less flat on spiral side, high on umbilical side; about 12, arranged in 2 to 2½ whorls: the 4 to 5 chambers of the last whorl increase moderately in size. Sutures on spiral side curved; on umbilical side radial to slightly curved and slightly depressed. Umbilicus very narrow. Aperture a slit bordered above by a fine rim or lip. interiomarginal, umbilical-extraumbilical.

Largest diameter of holotype: 0.52. mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. - Globorotalia pseudomiocenica Bolli and Bermudez differs from Globorotalia menardii (d'Orbigny) in the flatter, almost plane spiral side. in the strongly convex umbilical side, the thinner peripheral keel and often also by the smaller size of the test. The new species differs from Globororalia miocenica Palmer in having a more lobate equatorial periphery which in typical Globorotalia miocenica is practically not lobate. The spiral side may in some specimens of Globorotalia pseudomiocenica be very slightly convex. in typical Globorotalia margaritae Zone (Bowden and Buff Bay type localities) and from the Globoquadrina altispira altispira/Globorotalia truncatulinoides Zone and the Globorotalia truncatulinoides/Globorotalia inflata Zone (Submarex well 6301 of the Marine Laboratory, University of Miami). It appears that Globorotalia pseudomiocenica has also a much wider geographic distribution than Globorotalia miocenica.


Bolli, H. M. & Bermudez, P. J. (1965). Zonation based on planktonic foraminifera of middle Miocene to Pliocene warm-water sediments. Bol. Informativo, Asoc. Venez. Geol., Min. Petrol. 8(5): 121-149. gs


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