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Turborotalita carcoselleensis

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globigerinidae -> Turborotalita -> Turborotalita carcoselleensis
Sister taxa: T. clarkei, T. humilis, T. quinqueloba ⟩⟨ T. praequinqueloba, T. carcoselleensis, T. sp.


Citation: Turborotalita carcoselleensis (Toumarkine & Bolli 1975)
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Globorotaloides carcoselleensis
Taxonomic discussion: There has been considerable confusion regarding the identification of Globigerina wilsoni Cole. Toumarkine and Luterbacher (1985) reillustrated the line drawing of the holotype of Globigerina wilsoni along with three SEM images they identified as that species from the type Guayabal Formation, from where G. wilsoni was described. New SEM images of the holotype of G. wilsoni (Pl.6.19, Figs. 15-17), although poorly preserved, show that it differs from the hypotypes illustrated by Toumarkine and Luterbacher in that the ultimate chamber is more flattened and extends towards and over the umbilicus. In this respect, the holotype appears much more like Turborotalia carcoselleensis (Toumarkine and Bolli) ( =Turborotalita carcoselleensis), which is common in the Guayabal Formation. However, the poor state of preservation does not allow an accurate identification, and we place wilsoni in questionable prior synonymy with carcoselleensis. The hypotypes of wilsoni illustrated by Toumarkine and Luterbacher are placed in Parasubbotina pseudowilsoni n. sp. (see discussion under this species in chapter 5). Turborotalita carcoselleensis differs from P. pseudowilsoni n. sp., which is described from the Guayabal Formation, in the more moderate increase in chamber size and the distinctive ultimate chamber that extends as a narrow, reduced chamber over the umbilicus. [Olsson et al. 2006]

Catalog entries: Globorotaloides carcoselleensis

Type images:

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Turborotalita): Minute, with bullate extension of the final chamber, smooth wall, large pores and short conical spines concentrated along the periphery.
This taxon: Test small, slightly lobate, with umbilically directed ultimate chamber, and ruber-type cancellate wall texture.

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, slightly lobulate in outline, chambers globular; in spiral view 4.5-5 globular, slightly embracing chambers in ultimate whorl, increasing moderately in size, ultimate chamber often reduced in size, sutures moderately depressed, straight; in umbilical view 4.5-5 globular, slightly embracing chambers, increasing moderately in size, ultimate chamber often reduced and directed towards and over the umbilicus, sutures moderately depressed, straight, umbilicus small and often covered by ultimate chamber, aperture umbilical, a wide arch bordered by an imperforate rim or narrow thickened lip; in edge view chambers globular in shape, slightly embracing. [Olsson et al. 2006]

Wall type:
Normal perforate, spinose, ruber-type, cancellate wall structure, covered by a crust in adult stage.

Maximum diameter of holotype 0.27 mm, maximum width of thickness 0.19 mm. [Olsson et al. 2006]

Character matrix
test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Inequally biconvexaperture:Umbilical
sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Strongly depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Spinoseshell porosity:Finely Perforate: 1-2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Strongly depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4.5-5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution

Widespread in low to middle latitudes. [Olsson et al. 2006]
Aze et al. 2011 summary: Low to middle latitudes; based on Olsson et al. (2006a)

Isotope paleobiology
No data available. [Olsson et al. 2006]
Aze et al. 2011 ecogroup 2 - Open ocean mixed-layer tropical/subtropical, without symbionts. Based on comparison with other species of the genus

Phylogenetic relations
The origin of Turborotalita carcoselleensis is uncertain. Morphologically it appears closest to Globoturborotalita in the arrangement of chambers around a small umbilicus and in the umbilical aperture. In addition, species of Globoturborotalita are small in size, as is Turborotalita. Globoturborotalita bassriverensis n. sp. is a possible ancestor. [Olsson et al. 2006]

Most likely ancestor: Globoturborotalita bassriverensis - at confidence level 2 (out of 5). Data source: Olsson eta l. 2006 f6.1.
Likely descendants: Turborotalita quinqueloba; plot with descendants

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Notes: Toumarkine and Luterbacher (1985) show a range for “Globorotaloidescarcoselleensis from the base of Zone P11 to the upper Eocene in the Possagno section of northern Italy. [Olsson et al. 2006]
Last occurrence (top): within E14 zone (35.89-37.99Ma, top in Priabonian stage). Data source: Eocene Atlas
First occurrence (base): within E9 zone (43.23-43.85Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: Eocene Atlas

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Olsson et al. 2006 - Eocene Atlas, chap. 6, p. 163


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