CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerina macrastoma Copeland 1964

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Globigerina macrastoma

Citation: Globigerina macrastoma Copeland 1964
Rank: species
Type locality: Natural Well and Barwick farm; Duplin County, North Carolina
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Miocene
Type sample (& lithostrat): Duplin marl
Type specimens: Pl. 41, figs. 5a-c; U.N.C. Cat. No. 3472.
Type repository: Chapel Hill; Paleontology Laboratory of the University of North Carolina, Department of Geology

Current identification:

Original Description
Test thick, higher than wide, consisting of three whorls in a low trochospiral arrangement; chambers inflated, globular, rapidly enlarging, about 14 in number, five in the last whorl, closely app ressed; sutures radial, slightly depressed on the dorsal side, strongly depressed ventrally; wall medium perforate, cancellate, forming irregularly shaped depressions; aperture umbilical-extraumbilical, a large, elongate, semicircular opening bordered by a faint lip.

Size: Height, 0.36 mm.; width , 0.30 mm.; thickness, 0.27 mm.

Extra details from original publication
The amount of variation in this species is slight. The forms range from 0.27 mm.-0.39 mm. in height with from four-five chambers in the outer whorl. In a few specimens the lip becomes more pronounced.

Globigerina hexagona Natland (1938, Bull. Scripps Inst. Oceanography, vol. 4, No. 5, p. 149, pl. 7, f ig. l a-c) differs in the more strongly cancellate test and the low arched aperture.

Editors' Notes
The name is consistently given as macrastoma (not macrostoma), so this clearly was the inntended spelling. [editor's comment - JRY 2018]


Copeland, C. W. (1964). Eocene and Miocene foraminifera from two localities in Duplin County, North Carolina. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 47: 209-324. gs


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