pforams@mikrotax - Ciperoella pforams@mikrotax - Ciperoella


Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globigerinidae -> Ciperoella
Sister taxa: Beella, Globigerina, Globigerinella, Protentella, Quiltyella ⟩⟨ Ciperoella, Globigerinoides, Globigerinoidesella, Globoturborotalita, Orbulina, Praeorbulina, Sphaeroidinella, Sphaeroidinellopsis, Trilobatus, Turborotalita ⟩⟨ Dentoglobigerina, Globoquadrina ⟩⟨ Catapsydrax, Clavatorella, Paragloborotalia, Protentelloides ⟩⟨ Eoglobigerina, Globigerinatheka, Globorotaloides, Guembelitrioides, Orbulinoides, Parasubbotina, Pseudoglobigerinella, Subbotina
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Ciperoella anguliofficinalis
Like C. ciperoensis but less lobulate peripheral outline, more compact form and a greater rate of chamber size increase
Ciperoella angulisuturalis
Like C. ciperoensis but smaller; chambers squared off / wedge-shaped; sutures distinctly depressed; large umbilical aperture.
Ciperoella ciperoensis
Test low trochospiral, globular, lobulate, umbilicus open; 5 chambers in final whorl; aperture umbilical;
Ciperoella fariasi
Like C. ciperoensis but with larger, more globular, test, larger umbilicus and higher trochospire. 
Ciperoella sp.


Citation: Ciperoella Olsson&Hemleben, in Olsson et al. 2018
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Globigerina ciperoensis Bolli, 1954.
Taxonomic discussion: Ciperoella is a common form in the Oligocene that has been regarded by workers as a species of Globigerina. However, it does not have the wall texture of Globigerina. Hence, the naming of a new genus.  [Olsson et al. 2018]

Catalog entries: Ciperoella

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Globigerinidae): Wall spinose, usually with 3½-6 globular chambers in final whorl, trochospiral or planispiral
This taxon: Like Globoturborotalita, but with distinctive reticulate wall, and 4½-5 chambers in final whorl

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.
They are being edited as the site is developed and comments on them are especially welcome.


Test low trochospiral, lobulate in outline, chambers globular to ovoid. In the final whorl, 4½-5 chambers; aperture umbilical bordered by a thin rim. [Olsson et al. 2018]

Wall type:
Normal perforate, spinose, Neogloboquadrina-type wall texture with underlying ruber/sacculifer or sacculifer wall with elongate parallel ridges. Pore concentrations range from around 25-60 pores/50 μm2 test surface area and pore diameters from around 0.9-2.5 μm [Olsson et al. 2018]

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Most likely ancestor: Globoturborotalita - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Olsson et al. 2018 f7.1.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Notes: Upper Eocene to lower Miocene. [Olsson et al. 2018]
Last occurrence (top): at top of M5 zone (100% up, 15.1Ma, in Langhian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within E15 zone (34.68-35.89Ma, base in Priabonian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Olsson et al. 2018 - Olig Atlas chap.7 p.217


Bolli, H. M. (1954). Note on Globigerina concinna Reuss 1850. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. 5(1): 1-3. gs

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Coxall, H. K. & Wade, B. S. (2018). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene Ciperoella. In, Wade, B. S., Olsson, R. K., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication . 46(Chap 7): 215-230. gs


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