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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Praetenuitella patefacta Li 1987

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Praetenuitella patefacta

Citation: Praetenuitella patefacta Li 1987
taxonomic rank: Species
Type age (chronostrat): Late Eocene (Pl6-Pl7).
Type locality: Near Old Cocoa Post Office, near Melvin, Choctaw County, Alabama; sample GS/424.

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (PM P 51999)

Current identification/main database link: Tenuitella patefacta (Li 1987)

Original Description

Test flat on spiral side; chambers globular, 5-6 in final whorl; early chambers finely macroperforate, later chambers microperforate; umbilicus wide, shallow; aperture narrow, extraumbilical-peripheral.

"patefacio,"" to open up, to make accessible."


Huber, B. T., Olsson, R. K. & Pearson, P. N. (2006). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene microperforate planktonic foraminifera (Jenkinsina, Cassigerinelloita, Chiloguembelina, Streptochilus, Zeauvigerina, Tenuitella, and Cassigerinella) and Problematica (Dipsidripella). In, Pearson, P. N., Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication . 41(Chap 16): 461-508. gs O

Li, Q. (1987). Origin, phylogenetic development and systematic taxonomy of the Tenuitella plexus (Globigerinitidae, Globigerininina). Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 17: 298-320. gs


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