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Neogloboquadrina humerosa

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


Citation: Neogloboquadrina humerosa (Takayanagi & Saito, 1962)
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Globorotalia humerosa Takayanagi & Saito, 1962

Catalog entries: Globorotalia humerosa

Type images:

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Neogloboquadrina): Cancellate wall; umbilical-extraumbilical aperture:
This taxon: Like N. acostaensis but 6+ chambers in final whorl, wider umbilicus, and reduced apertural lip.

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 lobulate; axial periphery rounded , chambers ovate, 6 to 7 in the final whorl, final often irregular; sutures on both spiral and umbilical sides radial, depressed; surface distinctly cancellate ; umbilicus wide , deep; aperture interiomarginal, umbilical-extraumbilical, a low to medium arch bordered by a distinct rim.

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:Thick lip
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:6-7 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution

Tropical to warm subtropical. 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 comparison with other species of the genus

Phylogenetic relations
N. humerosa differs from its fore-runner N. acostaensis in having more chambers in the final whorl (usually 6 or more), a wider umbilicus, and a reduced apertural lip. This species is distinguished from N. dutertrei by having an interiomarginal , umbilical-extraumbilical aperture with a distinct rim, and an absence of umbilical plates.
N. humerosa occurs throughout the tropical to warm subtropical areas and represents the warmer-water variant of a latitudinal cline, grading into the temperate form N. subcretacea (Srinivasan and Kennett,1976). N. humerosa is also evolutionarily intermediate between N. acostaensis and N. dutertrei.

Most likely ancestor: Neogloboquadrina acostaensis - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, fig 21; Aze et al. 2011.
Likely descendants: Neogloboquadrina dutertrei; 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 M13b subzone (0% up, 8.6Ma, 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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Chaisson, W. P. & Pearson, P. N. (1997). Planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy at Site 925: Middle Miocene–Pleistocene. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 154: 3-31. gs

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

Lam, A. & Leckie, R. M. (2020a). Late Neogene and Quaternary diversity and taxonomy of subtropical to temperate planktic foraminifera across the Kuroshio Current Extension, northwest Pacific Ocean. Micropaleontology. 66(3): 177-268. gs

Loeblich, A. & Tappan, H. (1994). Foraminifera of the Sahul shelf and Timor Sea. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 31: 1-661. gs O

Srinivasan, M. S. & Kennett, J. P. (1976). Evolution and phenotypic variation in the Late Cenozoic Neogloboquadrina dutertrei plexus. In, Takayanagi, Y. & Saito, T. (eds) Progress in Micropaleontology. American Museum of Natural History Micropaleontology Press, New York 329-355. gs

Takayanagi, Y. & Saito, T. (1962). Planktonic foraminifera from the Nobori formation, Shikoku, Japan. Science Reports of the Tohoku University. 2(5): 67-105. gs

Wade, B. S., Pearson, P. N., Berggren, W. A. & Pälike, H. (2011). Review and revision of Cenozoic tropical planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and calibration to the geomagnetic polarity and astronomical time scale. Earth-Science Reviews. 104: 111-142. gs


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