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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerinida Lankester 1885

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Citation: Globigerinida Lankester 1885
Rank: Order
Type species: Globigerina d'Orbigny 1826
Described on page(s) : 847

Current identification:

Original Description

Test free, calcareous, perforate; chambers few, inflated, arranged spirally; aperture single or multiple, conspicuous. No supplementary skeleton nor canal system. All the larger species pelagic in habit.

Editors' Notes
Orders are outside the family group and so need separate authorship, hence the correct citation is Globigerinida Lankaster 1885.
The reference is usually cited as Lankaster (1885) in foraminiferal literature, but the author was Prof. E. R. Lankester of University College London, so he correct spelling is Lankester.


Lankester, E. R. (1885). Protozoa. In, Anon (ed.) The Encyclopedia Britannica, 9th Edition. 19: 830-866. gs V O


Globigerinida compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 29-3-2023

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