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Leupoldina hexacamerata

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Schackoinidae -> Leupoldina -> Leupoldina hexacamerata
Sister taxa: L. cabri, L. hexacamerata, L. pustulans, L. quinquecamerata, L. reicheli, L. sp.


Citation: Leupoldina hexacamerata (Verga and Premoli Silva, 2002)
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Leupoldina pustulans hexacamerata
Taxonomic discussion: This subspecies displays a little morphological variability confined to (a) the subglobular shape of the first chambers in the last whorl, and (b) the presence of bifurcation also in the penultimate chamber. [copied from Chronos database]

Type images:

Original description: Test medium to large, slightly trochospiral, evolute; 2-2.5 to 3 whorls; 6 chambers in the last whorl increasing gradually and slowly in size, predominantly pyriform in shape throughout; short, radial prolongations, bearing a single subspherical ampulla except the last one or two bifurcate (rarely trifurcate) chambers which bear two or exceptionally three ampullae; these ampullae exhibit different size and grow asymmetrically with respect to the coiling plane; equatorial periphery strongly stellate; sutures radial, depressed, straight; umbilical area shallow and rather large; aperture straddling the periphery as a low asymmetrical arch bordered by a lip. Wall microperforate, nonmuricate.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Leupoldina pustulans hexacamerata

Character matrix
test outline:Stellatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Compressedaperture:Equatorial
sp chamber shape:Elongatecoiling axis:Very lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
umb chbr shape:Elongateumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Subangularaccessory apertures:Relict
spiral sutures:Strongly depressedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:
umbilical or test sutures:Strongly depressedfinal-whorl chambers:5.5-6.5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within L. cabri zone (119.05-120.55Ma, top in Aptian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within L. cabri zone (119.05-120.55Ma, base in Aptian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Verga, D. & Premoli Silva, I. (2002). Early Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera from the Tethys: the genus Leupoldina. Cretaceous Research. 23: 189-212. gs


Leupoldina hexacamerata compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-4-2024

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