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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pulvinulina velascoensis Cushman 1925

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> P -> Pulvinulina -> Pulvinulina velascoensis
Other pages this level: P. arca, P. arca contusa, P. crassata, P. crassata densa, P. gilberti, P. menardii fimbriata, P. menardii tumida, P. scitula, P. tricarinata, P. tumida flexuosa, P. velascoensis

Pulvinulina velascoensis

Citation: Pulvinulina velascoensis Cushman 1925
taxonomic rank: Species
Described on page(s) : 19
Type specimens: 4347; Plate 3, figs. 5 a-c
Type sample (& lithostrat): Velasco Shale
Type locality: Tamalte Arroyo, Hacienda El Limon, State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-4347

Current identification/main database link: Morozovella velascoensis (Cushman 1925)

Original Description

Test plano-convex, the dorsal side flat or even slightly concave, ventral side very much produced, periphery carinate, subacute, the series of which surround a depressed umbilical area; about seven chambers in the last-formed coil; sutures distinct, on the dorsal side curved, marked by a series of small, bead-like processes, the periphery of each with a slightly raised carina which marks also the line of coiling in the central portion, ventral side with the sutures nearly radiate, straight, much depressed, surface roughened with very minute, low spinose processes which rather uniformly cover the entire test; aperture elongate, narrow, on the ventral side of the last-formed chamber extending from near the periphery almost to the umbilical area.

Diameter 0.65 mm.; thickness 0.40 mm.

Extra details from original publication
This is a very abundant species in the Velasco shale of this region, appearing in several forms, some of which may be worthy of distinction. It is distinguished by the very finely spinose surface, especially by the ring of projecting masses surrounding the umbilical area on the ventral side, and the ornamentation a solid, raised carina and beaded sutures.


Cushman, J. A. (1925e). Some new foraminifera from the Velasco shale of Mexico. Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research. 1(1): 18-23. gs

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Berggren, W. A. & Huber, B. T. (1999). Atlas of Paleocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 1-252. gs


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