Catalog - Protentella Catalog - Protentella


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Protentella clavaticamerata (Jenkins 1977)
= Globigerinella clavaticamerata
Protentella molinae Popescu&Brotea 1989
= Globigerinella molinae
Protentella navazuelensis Molina Martinez 1979
= Globigerinella navazuelensis
Protentella prolixa Lipps 1964
= Protentella prolixa
Protentella rohiensis Popescu & Brotea 1989
= Quiltyella clavacella


Citation: Protentella Lipps 1964
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Protentella prolixa Lipps 1964

Current identification/main database link: Protentella Lipps 1964

Original Description

Test free, trochospiral in first whorl, planispiral in later stages. Chambers spherical in juvenile stage, later chambers radially elongate. Wall calcareous, smooth, finely perforate, of radially crystalline structure, septa bilamellid. Aperture basal, a low equatorial arch.

The generic name is from the Latin protensus, protentus meaning "stretched out," in reference to the typically elongate chambers of this genus +ella, diminutive. Gender: feminine.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: Protentella may be differentiated from other hastigerinids and globigerinids by its planispiral test with radially elongate chambers in the later stages, and by the smooth wall texture. A few specimens have slight knobs on the chambers which may represent the bases of large spines, although because of their rare occurrence their significance could not be determined.


Lipps, J. H. (1964). Miocene planktonic foraminifera from Newport Bay, California. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology. 2: 109-133. gs O


Protentella compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 26-5-2024

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