CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia quadrata Nakkady & Talaat, in Nakkady 1959

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Globorotalia quadrata

Citation: Globorotalia quadrata Nakkady & Talaat, in Nakkady 1959
Rank: species
Type locality: A section at Gabal Urn Elghanayem, a hill in the Kharga Oasis, at approximately lat. 25° 35' N., long. 30° 44' E., in the Western Desert of Egypt
Type age (chronostrat): Holotype from the Danian, Globorotalia zone, Echinocorys chalk, occurs also in the lower layers of the upper Esna shale.
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-643156

Current identification:

Original Description
Test quadrate, trochoid, composed of about two whorls, the dorsal side flattened or slightly convex, the ventral side distinctly convex. Peripheral edges subacut e and very finely spinose. Chambers few in number, four in the last whorl, petaloid on the dorsal side, the last one usually smaller than the penultimate. Umbilicus deep and open. Sutures on ventral side nearly straight and strongly depressed. Sutures on the dorsal side curved, indistinct, and flush with the surface. Wall distinctly perforate and very finely spinose. Aperture a narrow slit extending from the umbilicus to near the periphery.

Size: Length of holotype 0.29 mm.; breadth 0.29 mm.; thickness 0.17 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.  The characters of this species make it unique among the globorotaliids. Its quadrate form appears to link it with quadrata White, which floods the same samples in which the present species occurs, but which appears earlier in the section and could thus have been its ancestor

Editors' Notes
Has been cited as Morozovella quadrata (Nakkady & Talaat) 


Nakkady, E. (1959). Biostratigraphy of the Um Elghanayem section, Egypt. Micropaleontology. 5: 453-472. gs


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