Catalog - Globoquadrina tripartita laxispira Catalog - Globoquadrina tripartita laxispira

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globoquadrina tripartita subsp. laxispira Fordham 1986

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Globoquadrina tripartita laxispira

Citation: Globoquadrina tripartita subsp. laxispira Fordham 1986
taxonomic rank: sub-species
Type specimens: UQF 71383.
Type age (chronostrat): Orbulina suturalis zone; middle Miocene.
Type locality: DSDP 208-21-3 73-75 cm.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description

Very large, robust; moderately elevated sinistral trochospire, moderately loosely coiled in later whorls, both parallel and perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline weakly lobate, almost quadrate; lateral outline highly umbilicoconvex. Chambers ovate parallel to axis, extremely closed appressed, about 16 in total, 4! in final whorl, 4 in second- last whorl; increase moderately rapid until fourth-last chamber when slower. Dorsal view: chambers distinctly longer concentrically, slightly inflated; sutures weakly depressed; intercameral sutures directed anteriorly and recurved halfway to periphery to be strongly curved posteriorly at distal end, thus posterior part of next chamber overlaps at the periphery. Ventral view: chambers vaulted halfway to umbilicus, thus leaving a wide umbilicus and reduced intercameral contact; intercameral sutures radial where present; aperture umbilical, covered by foreign material. Lateral view: dorsoperipheral shoulder and ventral face smoothly rounded; umbilical shoulder acute; apertural face steep. Wall cancellate with large dense pores.

Length, 660 µm; width, 640 µm; height, 600 µm.

Latin, laxus, loose, slack, unstrung; spira (f.), coil, twist.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Common material.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 4, fig. 9.


Fordham, B. G. (1986). Miocene-Pleistocene planktic foraminifers from D.S.D.P. Sites 208 and 77, and phylogeny and classification of Cenozoic species. Queensland, Australia. 1-224. gs


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