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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Candeina cecionii Cañon & Ernst 1974

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> C -> Candeina -> Candeina cecionii
Other pages this level: C. amicula, C. antarctica, C. biloba, C. cecionii, C. milletti, C. nitida, C. nitida praenitida, C. nitida triloba, C. somaliensis, C. triloba, C. zeocenica

Candeina cecionii

Citation: Candeina cecionii Cañon & Ernst 1974
taxonomic rank: Species
Type specimens: holotype pl. 4. fig. 6a-c. no. SGO. p.m. Pi. 163; paratypes in USNM
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Oligocene-Miocene
Type locality: Coast of the Brunswick Peninsula on the south side of Otway Sound, Magallanes Province, southern Chile.
Type repository: Santiago; Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile,

Linked specimens: USNM-688437

Current identification:

Original Description

Test free, trochoid, low spired. quadrate in side view; chambers inflated, four in last vvhorl; sutures depressed; series of small rounded apertures along sutures in adult.

Maximum diameter 0.20 mm., thickness 0.16 n1m.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. - The quadrate shape of this species sets it apart from other Candeina species, which are generally trigonal in form.

Occurs in the Miradorian Stage (upper Oligocene to lower Miocene) and the lower part of the Gaviotian Stage (Miocene). Also occurs in older sediments, such occurrences are presumed to be contaminants.

Editors' Notes
This species is now regarded as benthic and is placed in the genus Antarcticella, see Malumian et al. 2010 [editor's comment - JRY 2018]


Cañon, A. & Ernst, M. (1974). Part II. Magallanes Basin foraminifera. In, Natland, M. L., Gonzales, E., Cañon, A. & Ernst, M. (eds) . Geological Society of America, Memoir . 139: 83-84. gs

Leckie, R. M. & Webb, P. (1985). Candeina antarctica, n. sp. and the phylogenetic history and distribution of Candeina spp. In the Paleogene-Early Neogene of the Southern Ocean. Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 15(2): 65-78. gs

Malumián, N., Náñez, C. & Jannou, G. (2010). Antarcticella: a Paleogene typical foraminiferal genus from southernmost South America. . -. gs


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