CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia californica Smith 1957

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globorotalia -> Globorotalia californica Smith
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Globorotalia californica Smith

Citation: Globorotalia californica Smith 1957
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: railroad cut of the Southern Pacific, about 360 feet S. 48┬░ W. of the tunnel in the town of Selby, in Contra Costa County, California
Type age (chronostrat): Paleocene
Type sample (& lithostrat): Vine Hill sandstone
Type specimens: holotype (fig. 23a-cl, no. 40204; figured paratype (fig. 22a-c), no. 40205; and unfigured paratypes, nos. 40206-40207.
Type repository: Berkeleyholotype (fig. 23a-cl, no. 40204; figured paratype (fig. 22a-c), no. 40205; and unfigured paratypes, nos. 40206-40207.; Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley
Described on page(s) : 190

Current identification/main database link: Morozovella lensiformis (Subbotina 1953)

Original Description
Test biconvex, usually equally so, but the dorsal side may be more convex, although it is only rarely less convex; the periphery sharp, keeled, lobulate; chambers flush dorsally, depressed ventrally, all visible dorsally, only final whorl of four to five visible ventrally; sutures distinct, curved almost oblique, limbate and flush dorsally, ventrally straight, radial, depressed; entire surface of test covered with short papillae ; aperture a slit at base of final chamber next to umbilicus, with a lip.

Extra details from original publication
Twenty-four individuals representing all growh stages are present. This species differs from Globorotalia marginaculeata Loeblich and Tappan in having curved chambers, and in having the chambers covered by short papillae. This species also differs from Globorotalia derioensis Plummer in having a smaller aperture and short papillae over the entire test. It differs from Globorotalia spinulosa Cushman in having the dorsal sutures more curved, spines not restricted to early part but present over whole test, and in having a smaller, less conspicuous aperture. It has a more compressed test, a very sharp, keeled periphery, and more strongly curved sutures than Globorotalia crassata (Cushman).

Editors' Notes
junior homonym of Globorotalia californica Cushman and Todd 1948


Smith, B. Y. (1957). Lower Tertiary foraminifera from Contra Costa county, California. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences. 32(3): 127-242. gs


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Smith is attached to Globorotalia californica as a part of the name of the species

Jeremy Young (Tonbridge, UK)

thats deliberate - because it is a junior homonym of G. californica Cushman and Todd 1948 in my system I need names to be unique so this is the system I use to handle junior homonyms

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