CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia reissi Loeblich & Tappan 1957

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Globorotalia reissi

Citation: Globorotalia reissi Loeblich & Tappan 1957
Rank: species
Type locality: Types and occurrence: Holotype (USNM P5835) from the Aquia formation, to 3 feet above base of the exposure, west bank of Potomac River, near mouth of Aquia Creek, S. 10° E. of Brent Point on U.S. Geological Survey Nanjemoy Md.-Va. Quadrangle, 1:62,500, 1913, reprinted 1945. Collected by A. R. Loeblich, Jr., and Richard A. Page. Figured paratype (USNM P5836) from the Homerstown formation, north bank of Shingle Run, a tributary to Crosswicks Creek, 1.0 mile north of New Egypt, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Collected by A. R. LoebHch, Jr., and Norman Sohl. Figured paratype (USNM P5837) from the Nanafalia formation, south valley wall of Shoal Creek, 5.5 miles southeast of Camden, on the Camden-Fatama road, Wilcox County, Alabama. Collected by A. R. Loeblich, Jr. This species also occurs in the Coal Bluff marl member of the Naheola formation of Alabama and the Matthews Landing marl member of the Porters Creek clay of Alabama.
Type specimens: Holotype:USNM P5835 Paratypes:USNM P5836 ;USNM P5837
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-5836 USNM-5837 USNM-5835

Current identification:

Original Description
Test free, trochospiral, periphery subangular, peripheral outline lobulate, strongly convex on the spiral side where the 2 1/2 whorls may be seen with the early whorls raised distinctly above the level of the 5 to 6 chambers in the final whorl; chambers of greater breadth than height, increasing gradually in size as added; sutures distinct, depressed, sHghtly curved on the spiral side, radial on the umbihcal side; wall calcareous, finely perforate, surface smooth; aperture a low extraumbilical-umbUical arch, with a narrow bordering lip above.

Size: Greatest diameter of holotype 0.16 mm.

Etymology: The specific name is in honor of Dr. Z. Reiss, micropaleontologist. Geological Survey of Israel.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: This species is closest in appearance to G. perclara, new species, but differs in the more elevated spire, and smooth rather than spiaose surface. It differs from G. imitata Subbotina in the more lenticular  form, with subglobular periphery, and the more numerous chambers per whorl.


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957b). Planktonic foraminifera of Paleocene and early Eocene Age from the Gulf and Atlantic coastal plains. 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: 173-198. gs V O


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