CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globotruncana contusa scutilla Gandolfi 1955

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Globotruncana contusa scutilla

Citation: Globotruncana contusa scutilla Gandolfi 1955
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: Cesar Valley, Rio Manaure, 100 km. ESE of La Paz; northern Colombia
Type age (chronostrat): Campanian-Maastrichtian
Type sample (& lithostrat): Manaure section, S. 9168.
Type specimens: PI. 4, fig. 1a-c; 20848: type description p.54
Type repository: Ithaca, New York; Paleontological Research Institution

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

Original Description
Fairly and regularly convex on the dorsal side, flat on the ventral side, double-keeled, the peripheral band almost horizontal and lying in the same plane as the umbilical surface; periphery subcircular and slightly lobate, chambers narrow, long, arched, even the last ones. Sutural elevations generally thick, sometimes thinner but always continuous and fringing the chambers on the dorsal as well as the ventral side. Umbilical cavity large with slightly arched lips as in Glt. fornicata manaurensis. The test is dextrally coiling.

Size: Dimensions of holotype: Width 0.38 x 0.36 mm.; thickness, 0.23 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks.— Transitional forms are present toward Glt. contusa patelliformis, n.subsp. and toward fornicata forms.


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


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