CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globotruncana contusa patelliformis Gandolfi 1955

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Globotruncana contusa patelliformis

Citation: Globotruncana contusa patelliformis 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. 5579.
Type specimens: PI. 4, fig. 2a-c; 20849: type description p.54
Type repository: Ithaca, New York; Paleontological Research Institution

Current identification/main database link: Contusotruncana patelliformis (Gandolfi, 1955)

Original Description
"Form more convex on the dorsal side than Globotruncana contusa subsp. Scutilla Gandolfi, 1955, the convexity being more pronounced in the last stages; last chambers higher, petaloid and often undulated; sutural elevations thinner and frequently split on the dorsal side into the lines of beads. The form is double-keeled, becoming often single-keeled in the more adult stages. The umbilical cavity is large, the umbilical lips are thin and slightly more arched than in Globotruncana contusa scutilla and Globo truncana contusa subsp. Contusa (Cushman)."

Size: Dimensions of holotype: Width 0.48 x 0.42 mm.; thickness, 0.35 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks. —The form is evidently closely related to Glt. contusa contusa. Glt. contusa was originally described by Cushman as a "variety" of Glt. area from the Papagallos shale, but no figure was given. Later Cushman, 1946 (p. 50, pi. 62, fig. 6), presented a drawing of it, but the form differs from the present one in having a more prominent pyramidal shape.


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


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