Globigerinella pseudobesa

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globigerinidae -> Globigerinella -> Globigerinella pseudobesa
Sister taxa: G. adamsi, G. calida, G. radians, G. siphonifera ⟩⟨ G. clavaticamerata, G. molinae, G. navazuelensis, G. obesa, G. praesiphonifera, G. pseudobesa, G. roeglina ⟩⟨ G. megaperta, G. wagneri, G. sp.


Citation: Globigerinella pseudobesa Salvatorini 1966
Rank: Species
Basionym: Turborotalia pseudobesa Salvatorini, 1966
Taxonomic discussion: This taxon was not used by Aze et al. (2011) but is included in Kennett & Srinivasan 1983 and widely cited.

Catalog entries: Turborotalia pseudobesa

Type images:

Distinguishing features: Test low trochospiral; 4 rapidly enlarging chambers in the 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.
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Morphology: Test low trochospiral , equatorial periphery strongly lobulate , axial periphery broadly rounded; chambers spherical to subspherical; 4 rapidly enlarging chambers in the final whorl; spiral sutures radial, depressed; umbilical sutures slightly curved to nearly radial; surface densely perforated with circular to subcircular pores and elevated circular spine bases. Umbilicus wide and deep; aperture interiomarginal , umbilical-extraumbilical, a rather medium-wide arch extending to the spiral side of the test, without a lip or rim. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Character matrix

test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Pseudoplanispiraledge view:Equally biconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Very lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:N/A
umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Strongly depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Cancellateshell porosity:Macroperforate: >2.5ยตm
umbilical or test sutures:Strongly depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4.0-4.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Phylogenetic relations: Ge. pseudobesa shows a wide range of variation in apertural position from extraumbilical to nearly umbilical as in Globigerina. The aperture commonly extends onto the spiral side of the test. Ge. pseudobesa closely resembles Ge. obesa but differs in the highly variable apertural position. The surface ultrastructure and general test morphology suggests that Ge. pseudobesa and Ge. obesa are closely related. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Most likely ancestor: Globigerinella obesa - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within N19 zone (4.37-5.20Ma, top in Zanclean stage). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983
First occurrence (base): within N13 zone (11.63-11.79Ma, base in Serravallian stage). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, p.236


Kennett, J. P. & Srinivasan, M. S. (1983). Neogene Planktonic Foraminifera. Hutchinson Ross Publishing Co., Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. 1-265. gs

Salvatorini, G. (1966). Alcune nuove specie di foraminiferi del Miocene Superiore della Toscana Marittima. Atti della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie Serie A. 73: 1-13. gs


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