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Pulleniatina obliquiloculata

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae -> Pulleniatina -> Pulleniatina obliquiloculata
Sister taxa: P. finalis, P. obliquiloculata, P. praecursor, P. primalis ⟩⟨ P. spectabilis, P. praespectabilis, P. sp.


Citation: Pulleniatina obliquiloculata (Parker & Jones, 1865)
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Pullenia sphaeroides var. obliqueloculata Parker & Jones, 1865

Catalog entries: Pullenia sphaeroides obliquiloculata, Globigerina antillensis, Pulleniatina obliquiloculata trochospira, Globigerina santamariaensis, Globigerina atlantis, Pulleniatina okinawaensis

Type images:

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Pulleniatina): Compact streptospiral test with smooth cortical coating and large slit-like aperture
This taxon: Test globose, rounded, aperture extending from umbilical area to periphery and onto spiral side.

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 globose, initially trochospiral, later streptospiral almost involute, axial periphery broadly rounded, 4 to 5 broadly rounded chambers in the final whorl; sutures almost flush ; surface smooth , granular in apertural areas; umbilicus covered; aperture a low arch, extending from umbilical area to periphery and onto spiral side.

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


Character matrix
test outline:Subcircularchamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Equally biconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
sp chamber shape:Crescenticcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:N/A
umb chbr shape:Subtriangularumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Flushumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:Macroperforate: >2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Flushfinal-whorl chambers:4-5 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)]

In modern oceans an abundant, warm water, species [SCOR WG138]

Map of distribution from ForCenS database

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): Shackleton & Vincent (1978); Pearson & Shackleton (1995)

Phylogenetic relations
Pu. obliquiloculata evolved from Pu. primalis via Pu. praecursor in the Early Pliocene Zone N19. Banner and Blow (1967) considered Pu. obliquiloculata finalis as the end member of the Pulleniatina lineage. In this book, we include Pu. finalis within Pu. obliquiloculata. Following Parker (1967) and Banner and Blow (1967), Pu. antillensis (Bermudez) and Pu. trochospira Hartono are considered junior synonyms of Pu. obliquiloculata.
From detailed ultrastructural studies, Burt and Scott (1975) suggested that Pu. obliquiloculata is spinose in the early part of its ontogeny.

Molecular Genotypes recognised (data from PFR2 database, June 2017). References: Ujiié & Lipps 2009; Ujiié et al. 2012; Seears et al. 2012; Ujiié & Ishitani 2016

Most likely ancestor: Pulleniatina praecursor - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, fig 22; Aze et al. 2011;Brummer & Kucera 2022;Mcculloch 1977; Natori 1976.
Likely descendants: Pulleniatina finalis; plot with descendants

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: present in the plankton (SCOR WG138)
First occurrence (base): within N19 zone (4.37-5.20Ma, base in Zanclean stage). Data source: Chaisson & Pearson (1997)

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Kennett & Srinivasan 1983, p.202


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