CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pseudoguembelina leroyi Kavary in Kavary and Frizzell 1964

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> P -> Pseudoguembelina -> Pseudoguembelina leroyi
Other pages this level: P. cornuta, P. costellifera, P. hariaensis, P. kempensis, P. leroyi, P. palpebra, P. polypleura

Pseudoguembelina leroyi

Citation: Pseudoguembelina leroyi Kavary in Kavary and Frizzell 1964
Rank: Species
Type locality: A section at Zardeh Kuh. in the Kuh-i-Dudrou Anticline, Lurdigen area, Zagros Mountains, Iran (lat. 31° 20' N, long. 50°48' E).
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichthian,
Type sample (& lithostrat): Globigerina Marls Group; associated with Globotruncana, Heterohelix, Planoglobulina, Pseudoguembelina. Rugoglobigerina, and Bolivinoides draco.
Type specimens: figured specimens (figs. 17-18), no. F-76-10.
Type repository: Rolla Missouri; Department of Geology, University of Missouri

Current identification/main database link: Pseudoguembelina palpebra Bronnimann and Brown 1953

Original Description
Test small, slightly compressed, almost as long as broad, subtriangular; chambers biserial, increasing in size gradually, slightly inflated in early portion, strongly inflated in later portion; periphery lobate; sutures depressed, less oblique than in other species of genus; wall ornamented with coarse longitudinal costae; primary aperture round, large, at base of last chambers; 1 to 2 obscure accessory apertures along median line.

Size: Average length, 0.34 mm.; breadth, 0.26 mm.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks - Pseudogumbelina leroyi probably is a transitional form between Pseudoguembelina excolata (Cushman) and Pseudoguembelina costulata (Cushman 1938). The subtriangular outline and distinctly lobulate periphery, even in the early stage of biseriality, and the less compressed chambers in the adult stage. separate it from Pseudoguembelina excolata. It differs from Pseudoguembelina costulata in having a pair of semi-globular final chambers, in the distinctly depressed sutures, and in the coarser ornamentation. Some variations were noted, such as loose to closely spaced arrangement of chambers, coarse to fine longitudinal costae, and the shape of the last two chambers, that in some specimens become large and broad along the periphery.


Kavary, E. & Frizzell, D. L. (1964). Upper Cretaceous and lower Cenozoic Foraminifera from west central Iran. Bulletin University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Technical Series. 102: 1-89. gs


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