pforams@mikrotax - Dentigloborotalia


Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae -> Dentigloborotalia
Sister taxa: Berggrenia, Dentigloborotalia, Fohsella, Globoconella, Globorotalia, Neogloboquadrina, Pulleniatina
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Dentigloborotalia anfracta
Dentigloborotalia sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Dentigloborotalia Brummer 1988
Rank: genus
Type species: Globorotalia anfracta Parker 1967

Catalog entries: Dentigloborotalia

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Globorotaliidae): Macroperforate, non-spinose
This taxon: Smooth wall; kidney-shaped chambers:

NB These concise distinguishing features statements are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus.
They are being edited as the site is developed and comments on them are especially welcome.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution:

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in upper part of Messinian Stage (80% up, 5.7Ma, in Messinian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Brummer, G. J. A. (1988). Comparative ontogeny and species definition of planktonic foraminfers: A case study of Dentigloborotalia anfracta n. gen. In, Brummer, G. J. A. & Kroon, D. (eds) Planktonic Foraminifers as Tracers of Ocean-Climate History. Free University Press, Amsterdam 51-75. gs

Parker, F. L. (1967). Late Tertiary biostratigraphy (planktonic foraminifera) of tropical Indo-Pacific deep-sea cores. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 52(235): 115203-. gs


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Paul Pearson

This is microperforate and should not be in Globorotaliidae

Jeremy Young (Tonbridge, UK)

Is there a published source for that? I am following Brummer & Kucera's classification of modern planktonics here, and Hemleben & Schiebel (2017) also put it in the Globorotaliidae. I don't think there is any molecular genetic data but that the placement is based on shell structure in early ontogeny?


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