Catalog - Globigerina altispira

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina altispira Cushman & Jarvis 1936

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Globigerina altispira

Citation: Globigerina altispira Cushman & Jarvis 1936
Rank: species
Type specimens: Pl1, figs. 13, 14; Holotype (Fig 13, Cushman CoIl. No. 22482)
Type sample (& lithostrat): Bowden marl
Type age (chronostrat): Miocene
Type locality: milestone No. 71, east of Port Antonio, Jamaica

Linked specimens: USNM-22484 USNM-22482 USNM-22483

Current identification/main database link: Dentoglobigerina altispira (Cushman & Jarvis 1936)

Original Description

Test composed of about three whorls in a high spire; cham­ bers much higher than broad in the adult, strongly'inflated on the ventral side with a distinct, thin,. triangular, plate-like struc­ ture extending into the umbilicus, about five in the adult whorl; sutures distinct, depressed; wall finely cancellated; aperture on the inner margin opening into the central umbilicus covered by a plate-like tooth. 

Length mm.; diameter 0.70 mm.


Extra details from original publication
This is a very distinct species, fairly common in this material.

Editors' Notes


Cushman, J. A. & Jarvis, P. W. (1936). Three new foraminifera from the Miocene Bowden Marl of Jamaica. Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research. 12(1): 3-5. gs V O


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