Catalog - Globorotalia caylaensis

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia caylaensis Gartner & Hay 1962

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Globorotalia caylaensis

Citation: Globorotalia caylaensis Gartner & Hay 1962
Rank: Species
Type locality: Mont Cayla (Aude, eastern Aquitaine, France).
Type age (chronostrat): Illerdian (Early Eocene)
Type sample (& lithostrat): marne blue
Type specimens: Holotype: T-1810, Pl. I, figs. 2a-c. Paratypes: T-1810 (1-15).; Pl. 1, figs. 2a-c
Described on page(s) : 561-2

Current identification/main database link: Pearsonites lodoensis (Mallory 1959)

Original Description
Diagnosis.- Radial periphery faintly lobate; axial periphery rounded; umbilicus small, deep, open, surrounded by coarse spines; sutures on umbilical side straight, radial, depressed; sutures on spiral side slightly curved; aperture exteriomarginal, umbilical-extraumbilical.

Description.- Test trochoid, biconvex, equatorial periphery rounded; test calcareous perforate, entirely covered by spines which are coarse around the umbilicus; all the chambers exposed on the spiral side, but only those of the last volution are distinst; five to six chambers of the last volution visible on the umbilical side; sutures on umbilical side straight, radial, flush, becoming depressed in the last volution of mature specimens; sutures; sutures on spiral side slightly curved, tangential, depressed near periphery; umbilicus small, deep, open; aperture interiomarginal lunate arch, extending over about two-thirds of the base of the apertural face, usually with narrow lip, umbilical-extraumbilical, sinistral coiling prevalent.

Size: Maximum diameter of holotype: 0.32 mm. Range of max. diameter: 0.20-0.32 mm.

Etymology: From Mount Cayla

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: Globorotalia caylaensis n. sp. differs from Globorotalia mckannai (White) in that the latter has a more convex spiral side, more globular chambers, wider umbilicus, and a more lobate periphery and rounded margin. Globorotalia angulata (White) has a larger umbilicus, more angular margin sometimes with a faintly developed keel, and a more extraumbilical position of the aperture.

Occurrence: This species occurs in the "marne bleue" of Mont Cayla. Hamilton has found similar specimens in a Paleocene fauna from the Hessguyot in the Pacific.


Gartner, S. & Hay, W. W. (1962). Planktonic foraminifera from the type Ilerdian. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 55(2): 553-572. gs V O


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