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Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae
Sister taxa: Globigerinidae, Globorotaliidae, Hantkeninidae, Truncorotaloididae, Globanomalinidae, Genera incertae sedis ⟩⟨ Hastigerinidae ⟩⟨ Globigerinitidae, Candeinidae ⟩⟨ Guembelitrioidea, Benthic origins, hidden
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa
G. peripheroronda - lenguaensis - fohsi - robusta lineage
Fohsella paralenguaensis
Fohsella lenguaensis
Fohsella robusta
Fohsella lobata
Fohsella fohsi
Fohsella praefohsi
Fohsella peripheroacuta
Fohsella peripheroronda

Globorotaliids having a high-arched aperture
Globoconella triangula
Globoconella inflata
Globoconella puncticulata
Globoconella terminalis
Globoconella pliozea
Globoconella conomiozea
Globoconella miotumida
Globoconella miozea
Globoconella panda
Globoconella sp.

Smooth wall; compressed chambers:
hirsuta lineage
menardii lineage
truncatulinoides lineage
tumida lineage
temperate Globorotalia species
Globorotalia sp.

Cancellate wall; umbilical-extraumbilical aperture:
Neogloboquadrina pachyderma
Neogloboquadrina incompta
Neogloboquadrina inglei
Neogloboquadrina dutertrei
Neogloboquadrina humerosa
Neogloboquadrina acostaensis
Neogloboquadrina atlantica
Neogloboquadrina sp.

Compact streptospiral test with smooth cortical coating and large slit-like aperture
Pulleniatina finalis
Pulleniatina obliquiloculata
Pulleniatina praecursor
Pulleniatina primalis
Pulleniatina spectabilis
Pulleniatina praespectabilis
Pulleniatina sp.


Citation: Globorotaliidae Blow 1979
taxonomic rank: Family
Taxonomic discussion: This family was not used in the Oligocene Altas (Wade et al. 2018) but is used by the SCOR Working Group on modern planktonic foraminifera (Brummer & Kucera 2014, 2015) and is a distinct clade in the phylogeny of Aze et al. 2011.

Catalog entries: Globorotaliidae

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (pf_cenozoic): This is a polyphyletic grouping including all Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera
This taxon: Macroperforate, non-spinose

NB These concise distinguishing features statements are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus.
They are being edited as the site is developed and comments on them are especially welcome.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Most likely ancestor: Globigerinidae - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: The ancestor of Globorotalia is thought to be Paragloborotalia.

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within N4b zone (22.20-23.50Ma, base in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Olsson et al. 2006 - Eocene Atlas, chap. 13, p. 401


Aze, T. et al. (2011). A phylogeny of Cenozoic macroperforate planktonic foraminifera from fossil data. Biological Reviews. 86: 900-927. gs

Blow, W. H. (1979). The Cainozoic Globigerinida: A study of the morphology, taxonomy, evolutionary relationships and stratigraphical distribution of some Globigerinida (mainly Globigerinacea). E. J. Brill, Leiden. 2: 1-1413. gs

Brummer, G. J. A. & Kucera, M. (2014). SCOR/ICBP 138 taxonomy and key to species of modern planktonic foraminfera v2.1. In, Chart distributed at TMS FNG meeting Texel, The Netherlands, June 2014. 1-. gs

Brummer, G. J. A. & Kucera, M. (2015). Taxonomy of extant planktonic foraminifera, SCOR/IGBP WG138; August 2015. In, Spero, H. & Kucera, M. (eds) SCOR/IGBP Working Group 138: Planktonic Foraminifera and Ocean Changes. Final Workshop & Short Course on Culturing Planktonic Foraminifera. California 8-9. gs

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C. & Pearson, P. N. (2006b). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Eocene Dentoglobigerina. 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 13): 401-412. gs O

Wade, B. S., Olsson, R. K., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) (2018a). Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 46: 1-524. gs


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Paul Pearson

Should be Globorotaliidae.

Jeremy Young(UK)

Corrected - thanks, Jeremy