pforams@mikrotax - Bucherina pforams@mikrotax - Bucherina


Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Rugoglobigerinidae -> Bucherina
Sister taxa: Archaeoglobigerina, Bucherina, Kuglerina, Plummerita, Rugoglobigerina, Rugotruncana, Trinitella
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Bucherina sandidgei

Bucherina sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Bucherina Brönnimann&Brown 1956
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Bucherina sandidgei Brönnimann and Brown, 1956

Original description: The calcareous hyaline test is initially coiled in a low trocho¬ spiral, later becoming a high trochospiral with an accompanying shift in the axis of coiling. The early chambers are globular, inflated, and globigerine-like. Later chambers are axially (vertically) elongated, but they are dorsally flattened and exhibit a keeled, imperforate, peripheral band. The early chambers are smooth to irregularly hispid. Later chambers exhibit pustules and traces of costellae. The aperture is rounded, interiomarginal, and opens into a relatively small but deep umbilicus. Short apertural flaps extend into the umbilicus but do not form a cover-plate.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Bucherina

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Rugoglobigerinidae): Test trochospiral, chambers inflated, periphery rounded, not carinate; wall with pustules, costellae, or other rugosities; aperture umbilical, with portici or tegilla.
This taxon: Test planoconvex, with low trochospiral coil, later commonly with a change in plane of coiling so that the final whorl is in a lower plane, chambers inflated on the spiral side, somewhat flattened on the umbilical side, sutures straight and depressed, umbilicus wide and deep, periphery truncate, with a single keel at the spiral margin; wall calcareous, perforate, surface prominently papillate to hispid and lacking meridional costellae; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical, with a delicate tegilla, that commonly is broken out.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of A. mayaroensis zone (100% up, 67.6Ma, in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within A. mayaroensis zone (67.64-69.27Ma, base in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1988). Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification (Volume I-II). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York. 1-1059. gs


Bucherina compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-7-2024

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