pforams@mikrotax - Bolivina pforams@mikrotax - Bolivina


Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Benthic origins -> Bolivina
Sister taxa: Bolivina, Neogallitellia, Streptochilus
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa
Bolivina merecuanai

Bolivina nairi

Bolivina pseudoplicata

Bolivina sp.

Bolivina variabilis

Streptochilus globulosum
Streptochilus globigerum


Citation: Bolivina d'Orbigny 1839
taxonomic rank: Genus
Taxonomic discussion:

This genus comprises species with biserially arranged chambers, most of which are considered benthic, but one extant lineage appears to also live in the plankton during part of its life cycle (Darling et al., 2009). To what degree this also applies to fossil species of Bolivina and whether or not the abundant Neogene fossil biserial planktonic foraminifera should also be assigned to this genus remains unclear. [Brummer & Kucera 2022]

Catalog entries: Bolivina

NB These concise distinguishing features statements are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus.
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Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within N17b zone (5.72-6.60Ma, base in Messinian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Brummer, G-J. A. & Kucera, M. (2022). Taxonomic review of living planktonic foraminifera. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 41: 29-74. gs

d'Orbigny, A. (1839c). Voyage dans l'Amérique Meridionale: Foraminiferes (tome 5 part 5). Levrault, Strasbourg, France. 5: 1-27. gs

Darling, K. F., Thomas, E., Kasemann, S. A., Seears, H. A., Smart, C. W. & Wade, C. M. (2009). Surviving mass extinction by bridging the benthic/planktic divide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106: 12629-12633. gs


Bolivina compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-2-2024

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