Catalog - Loeblichella moulladei

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Loeblichella moulladei Longoria 1974

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Other pages this level: L. convexa, L. moulladei, L. pessagnoi

Loeblichella moulladei

Citation: Loeblichella moulladei Longoria 1974
Rank: Species
Type locality: Measured section in the Drome region, southeastern France.
Type age (chronostrat): Lower Cretaceous, lowermost part of the upper Aptian
Type specimens: 185020
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-185020

Current identification/main database link: Clavihedbergella moulladei (Longoria, 1974)

Original Description
Small, biconvex; test as with genus; formed by about three whorls; peripheral margin elliptical, lobate; five to six chambers in the last whorl, increasing gradually in size as added; first two chambers on spiral side ovoid, final chambers subrectangular; first chambers spherical to ovoid on umbilical side, final chambers crenulate; ovoid in peripheral view; sutures radially curved in the first two chambers, straight on final chambers; primary aperture a low arch, extraumbilical-spiroumbilical in position, bordered by an imperforate flap; umbilicus narrow; surface of the test smooth. Loeblichella moulladei is common in the material observed; more than 50 specimens were analyzed. L. moulladei displays little variation. The number of chambers in the last whorl varies from five to six. Relict apertures are often observed on the umbilical side; specimens with spiral relict apertures were not seen.


Longoria, J. F. (1974). Stratigraphic, morphologic and taxonomic studies of Aptian planktonic foraminifera. Revista Española de Micropaleontología. Numero Extraordinario: 5-107. gs


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