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This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

Higher levels: pf_cat -> Higher taxa
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Higher taxa has 53 sub-taxa these are grouped in 2 pages
1 Globig :: 2 Parvul
Parvularugoglobigerinoidea Arenillas, Arz & Gilabert 2022

Planomalininae Bolli, Loeblich & Tappan 1957
= Planomalinidae
Praehedbergellidae Banner & Desai 1988

Praeplanctoniacea Georgescu 2009

Pulleniatininae Cushman 1927

Rotaliporinae Sigal 1958
= Rotaliporidae
Rugoglobigerinidae Subbotina 1959

Schackoinidae Pokorny 1958

Sphaerogerinidae BouDagher-Fadel 2012

Tenuitellidae BouDagher-Fadel 2012
= Globigerinitidae
Tinophodellini Fordham 1986

Truncorotaloididae Loeblich&Tappan, 1961
= Truncorotaloididae
Turborotalitidae Hofker 1976

Higher taxa has 53 sub-taxa these are grouped in 2 pages
1 Globig :: 2 Parvul

Higher taxa

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Editors' Notes
Descriptions of taxa above generic level are listed here. Under the ICZN the family group inlcudes the ranks of Superfamily, Family, Subfamily and Tribe and a nmae described in any one of these ranks is also valid at any other of those ranks. So, where names have been used at more than one level within the family group they are listed here at the level they were originally described at. Significant sources for classification of planktonic foraminifera include Cushman (1927), Bolli et al. 1957, Banner & Blow (1959), Pearson et al. (2006), Boudagher-Fadel 2012, Wade et al. (2018). Arenillas et al. 2022 present an alternative classification, based on a different interpretation of the Palaeocene origins of various groups.


Arenillas, I., Arz, J. A. & Gilabert, V. (2022). An updated suprageneric classification of planktic foraminifera after growing evidence of multiple benthic-planktic transitions. Spanish Journal of Palaeontology. 37(1): 1-34. gs O

Banner, F. T. & Blow, W. H. (1959). The classification and stratigraphical distribution of the Globigerinaceae. Palaeontology. 2(1): 1-27. gs

Bolli, H. M., Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957). Planktonic foraminiferal families Hantkeninidae, Orbulinidae, Globorotaliidae and Globotruncanidae. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin . 215: 3-50. gs

BouDagher-Fadel, M. K. (2012). Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera (1st Edition). Elsevier., . 1-319. gs

Cushman, J. A. (1927a). An outline of a re-classification of the Foraminifera. Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research. 3: 1-105. gs O

Pearson, P. N., Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (2006a). Atlas of Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera, Cushman Foundation Special Publication. Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas. 1-514. gs

Wade, B. S., Olsson, R. K., Pearson, P. N., Huber, B. T. & Berggren, W. A. (eds) (2018a). Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 46: 1-524. gs


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