CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tenuitella postcretacea subsp. pieste Fordham 1986

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Tenuitella postcretacea pieste

Citation: Tenuitella postcretacea subsp. pieste Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: DSDP 208-20-2 64-66 cm.
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia mayeri zone; middle Miocene.
Type specimens: UQF 71240.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description
Small, but not very fragile; low dextral trochospire, tight parallel to axis, fairly loose perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline circular, weakly lobate; lateral outline compressed, weakly umbilicoconvex. Chambers ovate, weakly appressed, at least 12 (16?) in total, in final and second-last whorls; increase slow but regular until last 2 or 3 when it is reduced. Dorsal view: chambers longer concentrically, very weakly inflated towards anterior; sutures weakly depressed; intercameral sutures directed anteriorly, smoothly recurved posteriorly. Ventral view: chambers moderately inflated, meet only near coil; intercameral sutures thus smoothly and quickly separate proximally and distally, leaving a wide umbilicus. Lateral view: smoothly rounded; aperture interiomarginal, umbilical--extraumbilical, very low. Wall surface smooth, microperforate?, with small to large, widely and irregularly spaced pores on ventral and, in early whorls, dorsal surfaces.

Size: Length, 120 µm; width, 115 µm; height, 50 µm.

Etymology: Greek, piestos, pressed, compressible.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Nine specimens.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 2, fig. 22.


Fordham, B. G. (1986). Miocene-Pleistocene planktic foraminifers from D.S.D.P. Sites 208 and 77, and phylogeny and classification of Cenozoic species. Queensland, Australia. 1-224. gs


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