CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globotruncana aturica Ion 2001, in Ion and Odin 2001

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Globotruncana aturica

Citation: Globotruncana aturica Ion 2001, in Ion and Odin 2001
Rank: Species
Type locality: outcrop "P", platform III, Tercis quarry, Landes, France
Type age (chronostrat): basal lower Maastrichtian
Type sample (& lithostrat): type sample III 119.9; Les Vignes lithologic Unit, pale flint- bearing limeston
Type specimens: figs. 55 to 73. Holotype figs. 63-65. Paratypes: specimens from sample III 119.9 (see photos 55 to 62), and specimen from sample III 117.8 (see photos 66 to 70), all from Tercis quarry (Landes, France).
Type repository: "Type specimens will be deposited in the collection of the editor in Paris waiting for Museum facilities planned to be established at Tercis."
Described on page(s) : 372

Current identification:

Original Description
Description: This species has a very asymmetri- cal profile, with a convex to very convex spiral side and a flat to slightly convex umbilical side; the one or two of the last chambers have a single keel while the rest of the test has two parallel, closely-spaced keels, the keel on the umbilical side being thinner than on the spiral side. On the spiral side, the outline is subcircular to lobate in the final part; the last whorl has 6-7 chambers increasing slowly in size as added; the first part of the last whorl has crescent-shaped chambers very elongated in the direction of coiling and raised, beaded and very curved sutures joining the spiral suture at a very acute angle; the last part of the last whorl shows 2-4 petaloid chambers and slightly curved to straight sutures that are less raised and beaded and may be depressed. On the first part of the umbilical side, the adumbilical ridge, sutural ridge, and peripheral keel form a horse-shoe pattern of area-type but with more depressed sutural sutures. On the last part of the umbilical side, the sutures are depressed, the adumbilical and sutural ridges are weak or absent. Primary aperture is umbilical. Umbilical system is composed of tegilla.

Etymology: from Aturus (for Adour River, Landes, France) after which was established the name of the historical Aturian stage by E. Munier Chalmas and A. de Lapparent, 1893.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: Globotruncana aturica differs from G. area by its more asymmetrical profile, having a higher spiral side and a flat or slightly convex umbilical side; by the presence of a single keel on the last one or two chambers; by more elongate, crescent-shaped chambers in the first part of the last whorl on the spiral side, and by more petaloid chambers in the last part. In the last part of the test on the umbilical side, the adumbilical and sutural ridges are always weak or absent.

Distribution at Tercis: upper upper Campanian - upper Maastrichtian (from level P 76.0 to level P 152.4 and from level B -37.0-P 231 to level B -16.5-P 252).


Ion, J. & Odin, G. S. (2001). Planktonic foraminifera from the Campanian-Maastrichtian at Tercis les Bains (Landes, France). In, Odin, G. S. (ed.) The Campanian-Maastrichtian stage boundary: Characterisation at Tercis les Bains (France) and correlation with Europe and other Continents, Vol 19. Elsevier Science B. V, Amsterdam 349-378. gs


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