CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia wilcoxensis Cushman & Ponton 1932

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globorotalia -> Globorotalia wilcoxensis
Other pages this level: << < 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 wilcoxensis

Citation: Globorotalia wilcoxensis Cushman & Ponton 1932
Rank: Species
Type locality: RR. [?railroad] cut, 1 mile N. of Ozark, Alabama
Type age (chronostrat): Eocene
Type sample (& lithostrat): Wilcox Fm
Type specimens: CC 16232; Pl. 9, figs. 10 a-c
Type repository: Washington; USNM
Described on page(s) : 71

Linked specimens: USNM-16232 USNM-58649 USNM-370104

Current identification/main database link: Acarinina wilcoxensis (Cushman & Ponton 1932)

Original Description
Test plano-convex, dorsal side flat, ventral side strongly convex, slightly umbilicate, periphery subacute in the later portion, rounded in the earlier stages; chambers distinct, 4 making up the last-formed whorl in the adult, of uniform shape, increasing rgularly in size as added; sutures distinct, very slightly curved, nearly radial, slightly depressed; wall distinctly perforate with the early portion strongly papillate or with short spines, in the later chambers largely confined to the peripheral angle; aperture semicircular opening toward the umbilical end of the ventral side of the last-formed chamber. 

Size: Length 0.50 mm.; breadth 0.40 mm.; thickness 0.25 mm.

Extra details from original publication
This species rather strongly resembles one described by Schwager from the Middle Eocene of northern Africa, but is not as strongly convex as his species, and is apparently more coarsely spinose.


Berggren, W. A., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Wade, B. S. (2006b). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene Acarinina. In, Pearson, P. N., Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 41(Chap 9): 257-326. gs V O

Cushman, J. A. & Ponton, G. M. (1932a). An Eocene foraminiferal fauna of Wilcox age from Alabama. Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research. 8(3): 51-72. gs V O


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