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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Woodringina Loeblich and Tappan, 1957

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> W -> Woodringina
Other pages this level: Whiteinella, Woletzina, Wondersella, Woodringina

Woodringina claytonensis Loeblich and Tappan 1957
= Woodringina claytonensis
Woodringina hornerstownensis Olsson 1960
= Woodringina hornerstownensis
Woodringina kelleri MacLeod 1993
= Woodringina claytonensis


Citation: Woodringina Loeblich and Tappan, 1957
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Woodringina claytonensis Loeblich and Tappan 1957

Current identification/main database link: Woodringina Loeblich and Tappan, 1957

Original Description

Test free, early stage with a single whorl of Test free, tiny, flaring rapidly; early stage three chambers, followed by a biserial stage; with a single whorl of three chambers (reduced chambers inflated; wall calcareous, radial in "triserial"), commonly followed by three, or more structure, finely perforate; aperture a low arched rarely up to five, pairs of biserial chambers, the slit, bordered above by a sli

The generic name is in honor of Dr. Wendell P. Woodring in recognition of his work on the Tertiary stratigraphy and paleontology and for his encouragement of micropaleontological studies in the Caribbean area.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.—Woodringina, n. gen. differs from Tosaia Takayanagi in having a much reduced early coil consisting of a single whorl of three chambers, whereas Tosaia has an early trochoid stage followed by a triserial and finally a reduced biserial stage. ring in the Paleocene strata of the Gulf and It superficially resembles Heterohelix Ehrenberg, but has a reduced "triserial" stage and lacks the early planispiral stage of that genus. It has a low slitlike aperture instead of a high, arched, and open one. Chiloguembelina Loeblich and Tappan has a high narrow aperture bordered this with lateral flanges, and the test is wholly biserial.


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957a). Woodringina, a new foraminiferal genus (Heterohelicidae) from the Paleocene of Alabama. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 47: 39-40. gs


Woodringina compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-4-2024

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