CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia saginata Jenkins 1966

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Globorotalia saginata

Citation: Globorotalia saginata Jenkins 1966
Rank: species
Type locality: High on the cliff at Le Coquillat, near Lecgnan, southwestern France.
Type age (chronostrat): Miocene
Type sample (& lithostrat): Upper Burdigalian sample No. 7 (GT 183b).
Type specimens: pl. 2 , fig. 11a-c, holotype:
Type repository: Paris; Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, Paris, France.

Current identification:

Original Description
Test free, trochospiral, biconvex, but with the spiral side the more flattened; umbilicus small, distinct; periphery rounded, peripheral outline quadrilobate; chambers inflated, spherical, compressed; 12 chambers in just over two whorls; five in the first whorl and four in the final whorl increasing very rapidly in size; sutures on both umbilical and spiral sides distinct and curved; wall calcareous, distinctly perforate; aperture a low distinct arch, umbilical, extending a short way toward the periphery.

Size: Greatest diameter of holotype 0 . 25 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. - Globorotalia saginata appears to be related to Globorotalia obesa Bolli but differs from this species in having a more rapid increase in size of the chambers of the final whorl and in having a more umbilical aperture.


Jenkins, D. G. (1966a). Planktonic foraminifera from the type Aquitanian-Burdigalian of France. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. 17: 1-15. gs V O


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Le Coze

Hello Jeremy

The correct reference is:

Jenkins, D. G. (1966). Planktonic Foraminifera from the type Aquitanian Burdigalian of France. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. 17(1): 1-15., available online at

page(s): p. 10 pl. 2 fig. 11 a-c



Jeremy Young (Tonbridge, UK)

Thanks - and I have corrected that now


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