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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina cerroazulensis Cole 1928

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Globigerina cerroazulensis

Citation: Globigerina cerroazulensis Cole 1928
Rank: Species
Described on page(s) : 17
Type specimens: pl. 32 (1), figs. 11-13, X25. Figs. 11-12, holotype; :
Type age (chronostrat): Eocene. Probably Jackson, Chapapote formation, grey clay.
Type locality: On the Tuxpam River near the village of Chapapote, Mexico.
Type repository: Ithaca; Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York;

Current identification/main database link: Turborotalia cerroazulensis (Cole 1928)

Original Description

Test relatively large for the genus, rotaliform, dorsal side very flat, ventral side strongly convex, periphery angulate, chambers few, inflated, about 4 in the last formed coil, rapidly increasing in size so that the last makes up over one quarter of the test; sutures distinct, depressed; wall very finely granular; aperture rather large, extending from the periphery to the umbilicus. 

Diameter 0 .54 mm. Height 0.33 mm.

From Cerro Azul (Blue Hill) Tampico, Mexico [site of the biggest oil gusher of all time in 1916]

Extra details from original publication
The erecting of this species required considerable courage on my part, as it is very near the form to which Galloway and Wissler applied the name G. crassaformis. It differs from this species in not being umbilicate and in the less angularity of the periphery. The aperture is also larger and the shape of the chambers slightly different.

Editors' Notes
NB Originally spelt as Globorotalia cerro-azulensis Cole 1928 but insertion of the hyphen was a mistake which was automatically corrected.


Cole, W. S. (1928). A foraminiferal fauna from the Chapapote formation in Mexico. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 14(53): 1-32. gs

Pearson, P. N., Premec-Fucek, V. & Premoli Silva, I. (2006b). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene Turborotalia. In, Pearson, P. N., Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication . 41(Chap 15): 433-460. gs V O


Globigerina cerroazulensis compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-2-2023

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Le Coze

The hyphen was not the main point. It was first published under the genus Globigerina not Globorotalia.

Jeremy Young (UK)

Ah yes! I totally failed to notice that. I have now corrected the mistake.


Le Coze

Original name: Globigerina cerro-azulensis

Jeremy Young (UK)

I've noted that in a comment but left the original spelling since the name correction would have occurred automatically under ICZN rules.

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