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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Jenkinsella Kennett & Srinivasan 1983

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> J -> Jenkinsella
Other pages this level: Jenkinsella, Jenkinsina, Jurassorotalia


Citation: Jenkinsella Kennett & Srinivasan 1983
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Globorotalia siakensis LeRoy, 1939

Current identification/main database link: Paragloborotalia Cifelli, 1982

Original Description

The new subgenus Jenkinsella represents a phyletically continuous group of latest Paleogene to Neogene forms usually referred to as Turborotalia (Blow, 1969; Fleisher, 1974). However, as pointed out by Srinivasan and Kennett (1981a), Turborotalia with type species Globorotalia centralis Cushman and Bermudez, is a Paleogene lineage and is phyletically unrelated to forms here included in Jenkinsella.
includes the lineage from Gr. opima to Gr. semivera to Gr. bella to Gr. mayeri to Gr. acrostoma (Text Fig. 19). All of these forms are linked by intermediate morphotypes.
The primary diagnostic features common to all species included within Jenkinsella are that all have a rounded periphery lacking a distinct carina, globular to subglobular chambers arranged in a compact, low trochospire, and an umbilical-extraumbilical aperture bordered by a rim. The surface ultrastructure of Jenkinsella is marked by a dense network of pores surrounded by thickened walls producing a cancellate surface pattern (PI. 42, Fig. 1).
The Jenkinsella lineage seems to have evolved from "Globorotalia" nana like many of the Neogene globorotaliids. Jenkinsella is largely a Neogene lineage and is an important element of the Early and Middle Miocene foraminiferal assemblages. The extinction of Jenkinsella at the top of Zone N14 (late Middle Miocene) provides a useful datum at 11.2 Ma.


Kennett, J. P. & Srinivasan, M. S. (1983). Neogene Planktonic Foraminifera. Hutchinson Ross Publishing Co., Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. 1-265. gs


Jenkinsella compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-6-2024

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