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Neogloboquadrina acostaensis

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae -> Neogloboquadrina -> Neogloboquadrina acostaensis
Sister taxa: N. pachyderma, N. incompta, N. inglei ⟩⟨ N. dutertrei, N. humerosa, N. acostaensis, N. atlantica, N. sp.


Citation: Neogloboquadrina acostaensis (Blow, 1959)
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Globorotalia acostaensis Blow, 1959

Catalog entries: Globorotalia acostaensis, Globorotalia (Turborotalia) acostaensis tegillata

Type images:

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Neogloboquadrina): Cancellate wall; umbilical-extraumbilical aperture:
This taxon: Like N. continuosa but 5-5½ chambers in final whorl, chambers more inflated, and a wide apertural rim or plate

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, equatorial periphery strongly lobulate, axial periphery rounded; chambers inflated, subspherical to ovate, 5 to 5½ in the final whorl; sutures on spiral and umbilical sides radial, depressed; surface distinctly reticulate with large circular pores and pore pits (Pl. 47, Fig. 1); umbilicus narrow, deep; aperture interiomarginal, extraumbilical-umbilical, a rather low arch with a distinct rim which may be extended to form an apertural plate covering much of the umbilicus. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Wall type:
Non-spinose; Cancellate [Aze 2011]

Character matrix
test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Equally biconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:-
umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Weakly depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Cancellateshell porosity:Macroperforate: >2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:5-5.5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution

Tropical to warm subtropical. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983] Low latitudes [Aze et al. 2011, based on Kennett & Srinivasan (1983)]

[SCOR WG138]

Isotope paleobiology
Aze et al. 2011 ecogroup 3 - Open ocean thermocline. Based on light δ13C and relatively heavy δ18O. Sources cited by Aze et al. 2011 (appendix S3): Pearson & Shackleton (1995)

Phylogenetic relations
N. acostaensis is distinguished from the phylogenetically unrelated form Gr. (I.) siakensis by its more inflated chambers, low aperture, and distinct apertural plate. N. acostaensis developed from N. continuosa in the earliest Late Miocene by developing more numerous and more inflated chambers in the final whorl and a wide apertural rim or plate. This species is ancestral to N. humerosa. The initial evolutionary appearance of N. acostaensis defines the base of Late Miocene Zone N16. N. acostaensis is restricted to tropical to warm subtropical areas. It seems that this form intergrades with N pachyderma in Late Miocene to early Pliocene sediments in temperate to polar areas (Srinivasan and Kennett, 1976; Kennett and Srinivasan, 1980). [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Most likely ancestor: Paragloborotalia continuosa - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, fig 21; Aze et al. 2011.
Likely descendants: Neogloboquadrina atlantica; Neogloboquadrina humerosa; Pulleniatina primalis; plot with descendants

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within PT1a subzone (0.61-1.88Ma, top in Ionian stage). Data source: Chaisson & Pearson (1997)
First occurrence (base): at base of M13a subzone (0% up, 9.8Ma, in Tortonian stage). Data source: Wade et al. (2011), zonal marker

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, p.196


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