CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globorotalia woodi El-Naggar 1966

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Globorotalia woodi

Citation: Globorotalia woodi El-Naggar 1966
Rank: Species
Type locality: Holotype (fig. 2a-c) and unfigured paratypes from approximately 125.5 meters above the base of the Gebel Owaina section (27°45 1N 32°45.75'E), about 12 km. north of the Nile at EI-Mahamid, Esna-Idfu region, Upper Egypt.
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Paleocene, Globorotolia velascoensis Zone
Type sample (& lithostrat): lower Owina Shale.
Type specimens: holotype (fig. 2a-c) P.45616; unfigured paratype, P.45671.
Type repository: London, UK; NHM

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (45671) London, UK; NHM (PM P 45616)

Current identification:

Original Description

: A Globorotalia with small, umbilico-convex test; chambers which increase rapidly in size; narrow umbilicus; long, narrow aperture; curved, depressed dorsal sutures and slightly curved, incised ventralones; delicate but distinct marginal keel; delicately papillose surface.
Description:  Test small, umbilico-convex, coiled in a low trochospire; dorsal side almost flat, although the early chambers are slightly raised; ventral side distinctly protruding; equatorial periphery ovoid, elongate, slightly lobate with a delicately beaded marginal keel; axial periphery angular, acute; chambers on the dorsal side are not all clear because of the surface rugosity, but appear to be 11 in number, arranged in 2 sinistrally coiled whorls; the last whorl is composed of 5 relatively large crescentic chambers, which increase rapidly in size; on the ventral side, the chambers are 5, roughly triangular, angular conical, increasing rapidly in size; sutures on the dorsal side curved, delicately beaded, and slightly depressed; on the ventral side they are slightly curved and strongly depressed; umbilicus extremely small, moderately deep andopen; aperture interiomarginal, extra umbilical-umbilical, a long, narrow arch, with a narrow delicate lip; wall calcareous perforate; surface rough papillose, with the roughness decreasing gradually towards the last chamber.

Size: maximum diameter 0.27 mm.: minimum diameter 0.21 mm. : thickness 0.15 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. - Globorotalia woodi El-Naggar is morphologically similar to both Globorotalia planoconica Subbotina and Globorotalia pseudoscitula var. elongata Glaessner. It differs from the former in having a slightly larger test, more protruding ventral side, slightly curved ventral sutures, well-developed marginal keel, and rough surface. It is distinguished from G. pseudoscitula var. elongata Glaessner by its well developed marginal keel, sharply angular axial periphery and rough surface.
Globorotalia woodi is believed to have evolved from G. emilei El-Naggar either directly or indirectly through its descendant G. pseudomenardii Bolh by flattening of the dorsal side and greater protrusion of the ventral, and by the development of a more tightly coiled test, rough surface and a delicately beaded keel.


El-Naggar, Z. R. (1966). Stratigraphy and planktonic foraminifera of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Tertiary succession in the Esna-Idfu region, Nile Valley, Egypt, U. A. R. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology. supplement 2: 1-291. gs


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