CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tenuitella neoclemenciae Li 1987

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> T -> Tenuitella -> Tenuitella neoclemenciae
Other pages this level: T. fleisheri, T. jamesi, T. kyrtomina, T. neobrevispira, T. neoclemenciae, T. postcretacea pieste

Tenuitella neoclemenciae

Citation: Tenuitella neoclemenciae Li 1987
Rank: Species
Type locality: Cipero type section, between 20 and 240ft southwest from fixed point (Bolli, 1957a, p. 100, 103); sample JS 20.
Type age (chronostrat): Lower Oligocene, Gr. opima opima Zone (P21).
Type specimens: Holotype P52006; Paratypes P52007, P52008
Type repository: London, UK; NHM

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (PM P 52006) London, UK; NHM (31119)

Current identification:

Original Description
Test small, low trochospiral, spiral side flat or concave; chambers subglobular, 5 or 6 in final whorl, enlarging slowly as added; umbilicus small; wall microperforate and pustulate; aperture extraumbilical.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks - This species differs from both T gemma and T. clemenciae in possessing a fully extended extraumbilical-peripheral aperture and five or more chambers in the final whorl and a flattened to concave spiral side. The aperturallip in T neociemenciae, unlike in other forms, develops towards the periphery. In Trinidad sections, T clemenciae ranges through the lower and upper Oligocene interval.


Li, Q. (1987). Origin, phylogenetic development and systematic taxonomy of the Tenuitella plexus (Globigerinitidae, Globigerininina). Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 17: 298-320. gs

Pearson, P. N., Wade, B. S. & Huber, B. T. (2018c). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene Globigerinitidae (Dipsidripella, Globigerinita, and Tenuitella). 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 16): 429-458. gs V O


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