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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Textilaria americana Ehrenberg 1843

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> T -> Textilaria -> Textilaria americana
Other pages this level: T. americana, T. globifera, T. globigera, T. gracillima

Textilaria americana

Citation: Textilaria americana Ehrenberg 1843
taxonomic rank: Species
Described on page(s) : 429

Current identification/main database link: Heterohelix americana (Ehrenberg, 1844)

Original Description

T. americana, parva, saepius microsc., celerius dilatata laevis, cellulis primis globosis (1/300 lineae l.), dein ovatis, summis in papillam superiorem externam productis subaculeatis.

Cellulae primae nonnullis spirales. Tales formae forsan proprio generi addicendae sunt: Heterohelix.

Translation (from Frerichs & Gaskill 1978)
T . americana, small, more often microscopic, rapidly expanding, smooth, first chamber globular (1/300 of a line), chambers ovate, final chambers produced into a spine.

initial chambers "1/300 line". according to wikipedia a Berlin foot was 314mm, an inch was 1/12 of a foot and a line 1/12 of an inch soothes would be 7µm - which is close to the modern measurement of 10 µm from Georgescu & Huber (2009) . [editor's comment - JRY 2019]

Editors' Notes
not illustrated in Ehrenberg 1843


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1843b). Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroscopischen Lebens in Süd- und Nord Amerika. Bericht uber die zu Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1841: 291-446. gs

Ehrenberg, C. G. (1854). Mikrogeologie: Das Erden und Felsen schaffende Wirken des unsichtbar kleinen selbständigen Lebens auf der Erde. Leopold Voss, Leipzig. 1-374. gs

Frerichs, W. E. & Gaskill, C. H. (1978). Textilaria americana Ehrenberg: Type species of Heterohelix. Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 8(2): 143-146. gs

Georgescu, M. D. & Huber, B. T. (2009). Early evolution of the Cretaceous serial planktic foraminifera (late Albian-Cenomanian). Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 39: 335-360. gs

Georgescu, M. D. (2013c). Revised evolutionary systematics of the Cretaceous planktic foraminifera described by C.G. Ehrenberg. Micropaleontology. 59: 1-48. gs


Textilaria americana compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-7-2024

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