pforams@mikrotax - Dicarinella roddai

Dicarinella roddai

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Globotruncanidae -> Dicarinella -> Dicarinella roddai
Sister taxa: D. asymetrica, D. canaliculata, D. concavata, D. hagni, D. imbricata, D. marianosi, D. primitiva, D. roddai ⟩⟨ D. bouldinensis, D. longoriai, D. takayanagii, D. sp.


Citation: Dicarinella roddai (Marianos and Zingula, 1966)
Rank: Species
Basionym: Globotruncana roddai

Type images:

Original description: Test large, trochospiral, biconvex; periphery lobate, having a closely spaced double keel above the median line, becoming weaker and more closely spaced on the last and penultimate chambers; chambers smooth and overlapping dorsally, inflated ventrally, early chambers of last whorl rugose ventrally, later ones smooth; sutures curved, raised and thickened dorsally, ventrally depressed and radial; umbilicus narrow and deep; aperture interomarginal, umbilical. Some specimens exhibiting a weak ridge at the umbilical margin of early chambers of the last whorl formed by enlarged and coalescing pustules.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globotruncana roddai

Emended description:


Wall type:


Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within D. concavata zone (86.71-89.91Ma, top in Coniacian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within H. helvetica zone (92.56-93.52Ma, base in Turonian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of range and occurrence data:

Character matrix
test outline:Circularchamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Planoconvexaperture:Umbilical
sp chamber shape:Petaloidcoiling axis:Very lowperiphery:Double keelaperture border:Thin porticus
umb chbr shape:Trapezoidalumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Subangularaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Strongly depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:
umbilical or test sutures:Strongly depressedfinal-whorl chambers:5.0-6.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable


Falzoni, F., Petrizzo, M. R., Jenkyns, H. C., Gale, A. S. & Tsikos, H. (2016). Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and assemblage composition across the Cenomanian–Turonian boundary interval at Clot Chevalier (Vocontian Basin, SE France). Cretaceous Research. 59: 69-97. gs

Marianos, A. W. & Zingula, R. P. (1966). Cretaceous planktonic foraminifers from Dry Creek, Tehama County, California. Journal of Paleontology. 40: 328-343. gs


Dicarinella roddai compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-7-2022

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