pforams@mikrotax - Zeauvigerina


Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Heterohelicidae -> Zeauvigerina
Sister taxa: Heterohelix, Spiroplecta ⟩⟨ Braunella, Hendersonites, Huberella, Laeviheterohelix, Planoheterohelix, Protoheterohelix, Pseudoguembelina, Pseudotextularia ⟩⟨ Planoglobulina, Ventilabrella, Gublerina, Praegublerina, Sigalia, Racemiguembelina ⟩⟨ Lunatriella, Rectoguembelina, Zeauvigerina
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Zeauvigerina waiparaensis

Zeauvigerina sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Zeauvigerina Finlay, 1939
Rank: Genus
Type species: Zeauvigerina zelandica Finlay 1939

Original description: Genus similar to Eouvigerina in size, biserial arrangement of most chambers and spout-like uvigerine aperture, but differing in first and last stages. The early chambers show not the slightest trace, even in the microspheric form, of spiroplectine coiling; the final chambers have no tendency to become irregularly triserial, the whole test being regularly bolivine throughout.

The general similarities to Eouvigerina (especially of the aspera and gracilis type, which have somewhat the same ornament) are so marked that close relationship must surely exist. If so, the elision of the theoretical coiled early chambers and the more settled and compact development throughout is probably due to the later appearance in time of this genus, Eouvigerina proper being an Upper Cretaceous form, while the New Zealand development is Upper Middle Eocene.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Zeauvigerina

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Heterohelicidae): Aperture symmetrical, ranging from a low slit to a high arch at the base of the final chamber, becoming terminal in uniserial taxa.
This taxon: Test biserial until final chamber, which becomes or shows a tendency to become uniserial

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, base in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Finlay, H. J. (1939d). New Zealand Foraminifera: The Occurrence of Rzehakina, Hantkenina, Rotaliatina, and Zeauvigerina. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 68(4): 534-543. gs


Zeauvigerina compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 9-12-2021

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