Catalog - Tubitextularia laevigata

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tubitextularia laevigata Loeblich and Tappan, 1957a

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Tubitextularia laevigata

Citation: Tubitextularia laevigata Loeblich and Tappan, 1957a
Rank: Species
Type locality: Types and occurrence : Holotype (USNM P5820) from the McBryde limestone member of the Clayton formation, in bed of Rock Creek, 0.8 miles south of the junction of Alabama highways 28 and 10, on highway 10, Wilcox County, Alabama. CoUected by A. R. Loeblich, Jr.
Type age (chronostrat): Paleocene
Type specimens: Holotype (USNM P5820)
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-5820 USNM-478911

Current identification/main database link: Rectoguembelina cretacea Cushman 1932

Original Description

Test free, small, elongate, early part flaring rapidly, with 4 to 5 pairs of biseriaUy arranged chambers followed by 2 or rarely 3 subglobular uniserial chambers, of somewhat lesser breadth than the preceding biserial stage; sutures distinct, slightly depressed, nearly horizontal; wall calcareous, finely perforate, surface smooth; aperture in the biserial stage at the base of the final chamber, terminal in the uniserial stage of the adult test, produced on a short fragile neck which is commonly broken.

Size: Length of holotype 0.25 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: Tubitextularia laevigata, new species, is closest in appearance to T. midwayensis (Cushman) with which it is associated. It differs in the larger and more flaring test, more globular uniserial chambers and the smooth rather than hispid wall surface.


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957b). Planktonic foraminifera of Paleocene and early Eocene Age from the Gulf and Atlantic coastal plains. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin. 215: 173-198. gs V O

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Berggren, W. A. & Huber, B. T. (1999). Atlas of Paleocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 1-252. gs


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