pforams@mikrotax - Globorotaliidae


Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globorotaliidae
Sister taxa: Globigerinidae, Globorotaliidae, Hantkeninidae, Truncorotaloididae, Globanomalinidae ⟩⟨ Hastigerinidae ⟩⟨ Globigerinitidae, Candeinidae ⟩⟨ Guembelitrioidea, Benthic origins, hidden
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa
Radial ridges on umbilical side:
B. pumilio
B. sp.

Smooth wall; kidney-shaped chambers:
D. anfracta
D. sp.

G. peripheroronda - lenguaensis - fohsi - robusta lineage
F. paralenguaensis
F. lenguaensis
F. robusta
F. lobata
F. fohsi
F. praefohsi
F. peripheroacuta
F. peripheroronda

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

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

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

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


Citation: Globorotaliidae Blow 1979
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 gruoping 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 range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): near top of Chattian Stage (91% up, 23.5Ma, in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range 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. 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 V 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 (Tonbridge, UK)

Corrected - thanks, Jeremy

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