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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides costata Bronnimann 1952

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Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides costata

Citation: Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides costata Bronnimann 1952
Rank: sub-species
Type specimens: 334859 Holotype:T.L.L.Cat.Nos.155591-155594-Text figs.18a,b,c.Plate 3,figs.4-6.
Type sample (& lithostrat): subsurface samples from the Guayaguayare area, southeastern, Trinidad, B.W.I.
Type age (chronostrat): Maastrichtian
Type locality: Trinidad Leaseholds Ltd. Catalogue nos. 155591-155594, subsurface samples from the Guayaguayare area, southeastern, Trinidad, B.W.I.
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-334859

Current identification/main database link: Plummerita hantkeninoides (Bronnimann, 1952)

Original Description

The test is stellate in outline and comprises in the last volution five chambers arranged in a depressed trochoidal spiral. The early chambers are slightly, the end chambers strongly, inflated to subglobular. The trochoidal structure is clearly visible from the frontal side. The peripherally well-separated chambers, except the end chamber, are elongate in the radial direction into roughly axially situated points, which correspond to the spines of the central type Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides subsp. hantkeninoides Bronnimann. The end chamber does not possess a spine, thus indicating that this feature disappears in the course of the ontogeny (see remarks on the occurrence of spines in subsp. hantkeninoides). The spines are separated by angles of 70 to 80 degrees. The rather shallow umbilicus is not well defined and is filled with matrix. No details are visible on the spiral side. The straight sutures are deep and clearly marked. The aperture is large, semicircular and opens into the umbilicus. The walls seem to be thick and the surface is strongly rugose; the individual ridges and spines - at least of the end chambers - radiate from a central point on the surface. The strong ornamentation of the early chambers of the last volution is irregular. The only well-preserved specimen coils to the right-hand side.

Holotype:Maximum diameter 0.35mm. Radial diameter of first spinose chambers 0.15mm.


Extra details from original publication
Remarks: This subspecies is transitional between the central type hantkeninoides and the 3-spined,strongly trochoid subspecies inflata. It differs from the typical form by the distinct trochoidal tests, by the stronger inflated chambers, and by
the complete reduction of the spine of the end chamber. It can be separated from inflata by the reduction of the number of spinose chambers to 2 or 3, and by the less inflated end chambers.

Occurrence: Only found in the Globotruncana mayaroensis zone. Scarce.

Editors' Notes


Brönnimann, P. (1952c). Globigerinidae from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Maestrichtian) of Trinidad, B. W. I. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 34(140): 1-70. gs


Rugoglobigerina (Plummerella) hantkeninoides costata compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-2-2023

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