Catalog - Tinophodella praemonita praemonita

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tinophodella praemonita subsp. praemonita Fordham 1986

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> T -> Tinophodella -> Tinophodella praemonita praemonita
Other pages this level: T. ambitacrena, T. antarctica polypetala, T. evoluta evoluta, T. praemonita praemonita, T. praemonita tetrapetala, T. praemonita tripetala, T. uvula quasifoliata

Tinophodella praemonita praemonita

Citation: Tinophodella praemonita subsp. praemonita Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: DSDP 208-9-1 128-130 cm.
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia uncticulata zone; lower Pliocene.
Type specimens: UQF 71277.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description
Small, fragile; low dextral trochospire, tight parallel and perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline highly lobate; lateral outline umbilicoconvex. Chambers globular, weakly appressed, 12 or 13 in total, in final whorl, 4! in second-last whorl; increase slow until last whorl when very quick. Dorsal view: chambers circular, weakly inflated; sutures depressed; intercameral sutures radial, and abruptly meeting spiral suture, to smoothly curved. Ventral view: chambers inflated; intercameral sutures radial, meet at tight umbilicus; aperture an umbilical circular arch, pushed peripherally and thus highest anteriorly, with very thin lip. Lateral view: smoothly rounded. Wall surface smooth, with widely spaced and small pores and pustules, denser in earliest chambers; large pores in early sutures on dorsal. surface.

Size: Length, 180 µm; width, 105 µm; height, 70 µm.

Etymology: Latin, praemoneo, -ictus, forewarn, foretell; -itus, pertaining to.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Common material.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 2, fig. 59.


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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