Catalog - Tinophodella praemonita tripetala

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

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> T -> Tinophodella -> Tinophodella praemonita tripetala
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 tripetala

Citation: Tinophodella praemonita subsp. tripetala Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: DSDP 208-7-4 74-76 cm.
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia crassaformis zone; upper-lower or lower-upper Pliocene.
Type specimens: UQF 72181.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description
Small, fragile; very low sinistral trochospire, tight parallel and perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline distinctly trilobate; lateral outline very weakly compressed. Chambers ovate to globular, closely appressed until final whorl when barely appressed, at least 8 in total, 3! in final whorl, 4 in second-last whorl; increase rapid then slow by third-last chamber. Dorsal view: chambers extended radially, slightly inflated; sutures slightly depressed; intercameral sutures radial when present. Ventral view: chambers slightly inflated; intercameral sutures radial, nearly meeting at tight umbilicus; aperture an umbilical--extraumbilical low arch. Lateral view: smoothly rounded. Wall smooth with moderately large sparse pores.

Size: Length, 115 µm; width, 105 µm; height, 55 µm.

Etymology: Greek treis, tria, three; petalon (n.), leaf.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Common material.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 PI. 3, fig. 1.


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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