CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia whitei Weiss 1955

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globorotalia -> Globorotalia whitei
Other pages this level: << < G. tetracamerata, G. thebaica, G. tortiva, G. tosaensis, G. traubi, G. tribulosa, G. trichotrocha, G. trinidadensis, G. troelseni, G. truncatulinoides excelsa, G. uncinata, G. uncinata carinata, G. ungulata, G. velascoensis parva, G. wartsteinensis, G. whitei, G. wilcoxensis, G. wilcoxensis acuta, G. wilesi, G. woodi, G. youngi, G. zealandica, G. zealandica incognita, G. zealandica pseudomiozea

Globorotalia whitei

Citation: Globorotalia whitei Weiss 1955
Rank: Species
Type locality: NW Peru
Type age (chronostrat): Palaeocene
Type sample (& lithostrat): Pale Greda Fm.
Type specimens: Plate 6, figures 1-3

Current identification:

Original Description
Test small, composed of two whorls, dorsal side flat, ventral convex with a small shallow umbilicus, periphery blunty angular; chambers appressed, four to a whorl, tapering ventrally, the initial three of the last whorl subequal in size and shape; suturesr radial, distinct, depressed, ventrally suggesting an X-shaped pattern; wall conspicuously perforate and papillate; aperture a narrow, arched slit with a slight lip about midway between the shallow umbilicus and the periphery, often indistinct. 

Size: Diameter of holotype 0.25 mm.

Extra details from original publication
This species is somewhat similar dorso-ventrally to G. crassula Cushman and Stewart but differs in its less angular periphery. A very similar four-chambered form with a small shallow umbilicus, and appressed chambers occurs rarely in the stratigraphically younger Chacra formation on the La Brea-Pariñas property.

Editors' Notes
Weiss published two papers in 1955 on the same material, in Micropaleontology and Journal of Paleontology. The details on the planktonic foraminifera are given in the paper in Micropaeontology but the original descriptions are in the paper in Journal of Paleontology.


Weiss, L. (1955a). Foraminifera from the Paleocene Pale Greda Formation of Peru. Journal of Paleontology. 29(1): 1-21. gs

Weiss, L. (1955b). Planktonic index foraminifera of northwestern Peru. Micropaleontology. 1: 301-319. gs


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