CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globotruncana arca caribica Gandolfi 1955

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Globotruncana arca caribica

Citation: Globotruncana arca caribica Gandolfi 1955
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: A section near Km. 92 on the Fonseca-Riohacha road, Rancheria Valley, 40 km. north of Fonseca, NE part of the State of Magdalena, northern Colombia.
Type age (chronostrat): Campanian-Maastrichtian
Type sample (& lithostrat): Km. 92 section, S. 5592.
Type specimens: PI. 5, fig. 5a-c ; 20854: type description p.64
Type repository: Ithaca, New York; Paleontological Research Institution

Current identification/main database link: Contusotruncana fornicata (Plummer, 1931)

Original Description
Similar to Glt. arca but has fewer chambers (4-5) in the last whorl, increasing more rapidly in size with more finely beaded sutures. The test is dextrally coiling.

Size: Dimensions of holotype: Width 0.38 x 0.36 mm.; thickness, 0.25 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.—The form is rare, but it appears more frequently higher in the section, probably representing a more evolved test and an evolutionary tendency toward forms with fewer chambers in the last whorl (cf. Glt. fornicata cesarensis, Glt. tricarinata colombiana, and Glt. ventricosa). Morphologically it may be related to Glt. fornicata fornicata (evolved forms) because of the somewhat elongate chambers. The regular test without undulating chambers, the more convex and sharply angled sideview, the more protruding umbilical slide are distinctive characteristics.


Gandolfi, R. (1955). The genus Globotruncana in northeastern Colombia. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 36: 1-118. gs


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Le Coze

Pb of priority + G. mariei Banner & Blow, 1960 is a primary junior homonym of G. mariai (emend. mariei) Gandolfi, 1955

Jeremy Young (UK)

I will ask Brian Huber to look at that (but he is away now for a copule of months). Jeremy

Brian Huber

This taxon is now considered a junior synonym of fornicata.

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