Catalog - Protentella molinae

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Protentella molinae Popescu and Brotea 1989

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 -> P -> Protentella -> Protentella molinae
Other pages this level: P. clavaticamerata, P. molinae, P. navazuelensis, P. prolixa, P. rohiensis

Protentella molinae

Citation: Protentella molinae Popescu and Brotea 1989
Rank: Species
Type locality: Fintinele village, near Valea Poienii, Maramures district, Romania.
Type age (chronostrat): Oligocene, uppermost Rupelian-lower Chattian, base of the Globorotalia opima Zone
Type sample (& lithostrat): lower Virna Formation. Occurs immediately above the last occurrence of Globorotalia ampliapertura, in a thin band of strata (5-10 m) which represents the uppermost occurrence of mixed Mediterranean and Paratethyan faunas.
Type specimens: pl. I, figs. 9, 10; pl. II, figs. 3, 4; holotype pl1 figs. 9, 10,:
Type repository: Bucharest; Geological Institute, Bucharest, Romania;

Current identification/main database link: Globigerinella molinae (Popescu and Brotea, 1989)

Original Description
Test free, small to medium sized, involute, biumbilicate, compressed; peripheral margins rounded; peripheral outline lobate; chambers sphaerical, slightly elongated radial increasing gradual(ly] in size as added; sutures deep, distinct, radial; wall calcareous, finely perforated, with numerous base spines on the last two-four chambers; aperture equatorial, more or less arched, bordered by a distinct lip.

Size: X 120, and detail of the apertural area, X 370

Extra details from original publication
This species is somewhat similar to Protentella clavaticamerata Jenkins, 1977, from which it differs in more dense perforation of the test, the high frequency of the base spine, the shape of the aperture (less arched) and less developed apertural lip.


Popescu, G. & Brotea, D. (1989). Genus Protentella (Foraminifera) in North Transylvania Oligcene. In, Petrescu, I. (ed.) The Oligocene from the Transylvanian Basin. Cluj-Napoca 255-260. gs

Spezzaferri, S., Coxall, H. K., Olsson, R. K. & Hemleben, C. (2018a). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene Globigerina, Globigerinella, and Quiltyella n. gen. 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 6): 179-214. gs V O


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