pforams@mikrotax - Globoturborotalita cancellata

Globoturborotalita cancellata

Classification: pf_cenozoic -> Globigerinidae -> Globoturborotalita -> Globoturborotalita cancellata
Sister taxa: G. rubescens, G. decoraperta ⟩⟨ G. apertura, G. connecta, G. druryi, G. nepenthes, G. woodi ⟩⟨ G. cancellata, G. occlusa, G. paracancellata, G. pseudopraebulloides ⟩⟨ G. barbula, G. bassriverensis, G. brazieri, G. eolabiacrassata, G. euapertura, G. gnaucki, G. labiacrassata, G. martini, G. ouachitaensis, G. sp.


Citation: Globoturborotalita cancellata (Pessagno, 1963)
Rank: species
Basionym: Globigerina ampliapertura cancellata Pessagno, 1963


Taxonomic discussion:

Globoturborotalita cancellata apparently is a little known or overlooked species among Oligocene workers probably due to its low numbers in samples. Pessagno (1963) considered this species as a subspecies of Turborotalia ampliapertura, however, in agreement with Blow (1969) and Jenkins (1971) we consider these forms to be unrelated. Blow (1979) suggested this species was referrable to Dentoglobigerina, however, our studies of the wall texture and aperture morphology indicate it belongs in Globoturborotalita. [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]

Catalog entries: Globigerina ampliapertura cancellata

Type images:

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Globoturborotalita): Trochospiral test with a single, large, open umbilical aperture. Cancellate wall. 4-4½ chambers in final whorl
This taxon: Low trochospiral, globular, 3½-4 chambers in final whorl, increasing rapidly in size. The last chamber forms ca. ⅓ of the test. Umbilicus large, open. Aperture umbilical, a low rounded arch, with a thin rim

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.


Emended description:

Low trochospiral, globular, consisting of 3 whorls. The profile is lobulate, with globular chambers; in spiral view 3½-4 globular, slightly embracing chambers in ultimate whorl, increasing rapidly in size. The last chamber generally consists of a third of the test. The sutures are depressed, slightly curved; in umbilical view 3½-4 globular, slightly embracing chambers, increasing rapidly in size, sutures depressed, slightly curved, umbilicus large, open, enclosed by surrounding chambers, aperture umbilical, a low rounded arch, bordered by a thin thickened rim; in edge view chambers globular, slightly embracing, initial whorl slightly elevated. [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]

Wall type:
Normal perforate, spinose, sacculifer-type wall, pore concentrations average 22 pores/50 μm2 test surface area.

Maximum diameter of holotype 0.28 mm, minimum diameter 0.26 mm, maximum width 0.2 mm. [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]

Character matrix
test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Equally biconvexaperture:Umbilical
sp chamber shape:Globularcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
umb chbr shape:Globularumbilicus:Wideperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Weakly depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Cancellateshell porosity:Macroperforate: >2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:3.5-4.0 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Geographic distribution: We have identified specimens from low to middle latitude localities. [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]

Isotope paleobiology: No data available. [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]

Phylogenetic relations: Globoturborotalita cancellata probably evolved from Globoturborotalita bassriverensis. [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]

Most likely ancestor: Globoturborotalita bassriverensis - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Spezzaferri et al. 2018.
Likely descendants: Globoturborotalita occlusa; Globoturborotalita paracancellata; plot with descendants

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Notes: Zone E16 to O5? [Spezzaferri et al. 2018]
Last occurrence (top): within O5 zone (26.93-28.09Ma, top in Chattian stage). Data source: Spezzaferri et al. 2018
First occurrence (base): within E16 zone (33.90-34.68Ma, base in Priabonian stage). Data source: Spezzaferri et al. 2018

Plot of occurrence data:

Primary source for this page: Spezzaferri et al. 2018 - Olig Atlas chap.8 p.228


Blow, W. H. (1969). Late middle Eocene to Recent planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy. In, Bronnimann, P. & Renz, H. H. (eds) Proceedings of the First International Conference on Planktonic Microfossils, Geneva, 1967. E J Brill, Leiden 380-381. 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

Pessagno, E. A. (1963). Planktonic foraminifera from the Juana Díaz Formation, Puerto Rico. Micropaleontology. 9: 53-60. gs

Spezzaferri, S., Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Wade, B. S. & Coxall, H. K. (2018d). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene and Lower Miocene Globoturborotalita. In, Wade, B. S., Olsson, R. K., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 46(Chap 8): 231-268. gs V O


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