Catalog - Globigerinita naparimaensis

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globigerinita naparimaensis Brönnimann 1951

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globigerinita -> Globigerinita naparimaensis
Other pages this level: G. africana, G. bikiniensis, G. boweni, G. dissimilis ciperoensis, G. globiformis, G. glutinata flparkerae, G. hardingae, G. howei, G. incrusta, G. iota, G. martini, G. martini martini, G. martini scandretti, G. naparimaensis, G. parkerae, G. riveroae, G. stainforthi praestainforthi, G. unicava primitiva

Globigerinita naparimaensis

Citation: Globigerinita naparimaensis Brönnimann 1951
Rank: species
Type locality: Naparima area, South Trinidad, BWI.
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia menardii and G. mayeri zone, lower Miocene
Type sample (& lithostrat): Lengua Beds, Cruse Formation
Type specimens: Text figures 1-14.

Linked specimens: USNM-64186 USNM-64184 USNM-64183 USNM-64187 USNM-64184 USNM-64185 USNM-64183 USNM-64184 USNM-64183 USNM-64182 USNM-64188 USNM-64185

Current identification/main database link: Globigerinita glutinata (Egger, 1893)

Original Description
Test rather small, distinctly trochoidal, spire with two to three whorls. Chambers subglobular, gradually increasing in size, non-enveloping. Adult with three to four usually fairly large and well separated subglobular chambers. Initial chamber very small and normally not visible. Umbilical region of adult covered with a single, irregularly shaped and frequently inflated supplementary chamber, branching out into the sutural grooves. Multiple aperture of the adult consists of small semicircular openings, with minute lips, along the sutures of the supplementary chamber. Openings frequently at the end of short, lateral processes as in some types of Globigerinatella insueta (1950, pl. 14, fig. 9). Globigerina chambers formed prior to the supplementary growth possess single, large, broad semicircular apertures, with minute lips. No multiple apertures are developed as in the final Globigerina stage of Globigerinatella insueta. Walls are finely perforate and vary somewhat in thickness. Wall of supplementary chamber may be very thin, glass-like and transparent, but in general it is of much the same texture as that of the adult Globigerina chambers.

Size: The largest diameters measured across the umbilical side range from 157 µm to 330 µm

Etymology: from the type locality

Extra details from original publication
OccurenceGlobigerinita naparimaensis occurs in the Globorotalia menardii and G. mayeri zone, Lengua Beds, Cruse Formation, lower Miocene, Naparima area, South Trinidad, BWI.


Bolli, H. M., Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957). Planktonic foraminiferal families Hantkeninidae, Orbulinidae, Globorotaliidae and Globotruncanidae. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin. 215: 3-50. gs V O

Brönnimann, P. (1951a). Globigerinita naparimaensis n. gen., n. sp., from the Miocene of Trinidad, B. W. I. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. 2(1): 16-18. gs V O


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