CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Heterohelix sphenoides Masters 1976

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> H -> Heterohelix -> Heterohelix sphenoides
Other pages this level: H. (Chiloguembelina) pseudotessera directa, H. (Heterohelix) planeobtusa, H. dentata, H. fayose, H. ivandeklaszi, H. labellosa, H. navarroensis, H. nkporoensis, H. olssoni, H. orientalis, H. pachymarginata, H. pseudoglobulosa, H. pseudoreussi, H. robusta, H. rumseyensis, H. sphenoides, H. stenopos, H. striata aegyptiaca, H. suwalkensis, H. varsoviensis, H. virgata, H. vistulaensis

Heterohelix sphenoides

Citation: Heterohelix sphenoides Masters 1976
Rank: Species
Type locality: At creek level along the west bank of Valley Creek beneath Jefferson Davis Ave. bridge, Selma, SW 1/4, SE 1/4, sec. 26, T. 17 N., R. 10 E., Selma Quadrangle, Dallas County, AL
Type age (chronostrat): Santonian
Type specimens: 184672
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-184671 USNM-184672 USNM-184671 USNM-184672 USNM-184670

Current identification/main database link: Planoheterohelix sphenoides (Masters, 1976)

Original Description
Early part of test broadly flaring with globular chambers, later with more lentil shaped chambers and subparallel sides; finely to coarsely costate surface texture. Aperture a high, narrow arch bordered by a narrow, imperforate lip. Chamber sutures imperforate, depressed, convex toward later chambers; zig-zag median suture twice the width fo the other sutures.


Masters, B. A. (1976). Planktonic foraminifera from the Upper Cretaceous Selma group, Alabama. Journal of Paleontology. 50(2): 318-330. gs

Masters, B. A. (1977a). Mesozoic planktonic foraminifera. In, Ramsay, A. T. S. (ed.) Oceanic Micropaleontology. Academic Press, London 1: 301-731. gs


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