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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Parvularuglobigerinidae Arenillas, Arz & Gilabert 2022

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Citation: Parvularuglobigerinidae Arenillas, Arz & Gilabert 2022
taxonomic rank: family

Current identification:

Original Description

Diagnosis - Test trochospiral, or mixed trochospiral- triserial. Microperforate to finely perforate. Wall surface smooth.

Extra details from original publication
Genera included. Pseudocaucasina Arenillas & Arz, 2016 in Arenillas & Arz (2017); Palaeoglobigerina Arenillas, Arz & Náñez, 2007; Parvularugoglobigerina Hofker, 1978.

Justification:  In addition to proposing that Pseudocaucasina was the first Cenozoic globigerinid genus to appear, Arenillas and Arz (2017) were in favour of including this genus in a new ancestral Cenozoic family of the order Globigerinida together with Parvularugoglobigerina and Palaeoglobigerina Arenillas, Arz & Náñez, 2007. Until now, these taxa have been informally termed parvularugoglobigerinids. They gather the tiny species with microperforate, smooth wall discovered by Luterbacher and Premoli-Silva (1964) immediately above the KPB (also see Arenillas & Arz, 2000). We here group these primitive Cenozoic taxa into the new family Parvularuglobigerinidae, because Parvularugoglobigerina is the genus that best characterizes it. The parvularugoglobigerinids cannot be included in the family Eoglobigerinidae Blow, 1979, or in the family Globanomalinidae Loeblich & Tappan, 1984, because they are the ancestral forms of both, and do not conform to the wall-texture characteristics of either of them (Figs. 3, 4). Consequently, it is also necessary to separate them into a new superfamily (Parvularuglobigerinoidea) to differentiate them from superfamilies Eoglobigerinoidea BouDagher-Fadel, 2012, and Globanomalinidoidea Loeblich & Tappan, 1984.


Arenillas, I. & Arz, J. A. (2000). Parvularugoglobigerina eugubina type-sample at Ceselli (Italy): planktic foraminiferal assemblage and lowermost Danian biostratigraphic implications. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. 106(3): 369-390. gs

Arenillas, I. & Arz, J. A. (2017). Benthic origin and earliest evolution of the first planktonic foraminifera after the Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary mass extinction. Historical Biology. 29: 25-42. gs

Arenillas, I., Arz, J. A. & Gilabert, V. (2022). An updated suprageneric classification of planktic foraminifera after growing evidence of multiple benthic-planktic transitions. Spanish Journal of Palaeontology. 37(1): 1-34. gs O

Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1984). Suprageneric classification of the Foraminiferida (Protozoa). Micropaleontology. 30: 1-70. gs

Luterbacher, H. & Premoli-Silva, I. (1964). Biostratigrafia del limite Cretaceo-Terziario nell'Appennino Centrale. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. 70: 67-128. gs O

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Parvularuglobigerinidae compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-6-2024

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