CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tenuitellinata selleyi Li, Radford, and Banner 1992

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Tenuitellinata selleyi

Citation: Tenuitellinata selleyi Li, Radford, and Banner 1992
Rank: Species
Type locality: Southern Indian Ocean, ODP Site 747A
Type sample (& lithostrat): Section 120-747A-11H-CC (0-3 cm)
Type specimens: Holotype. 030871 (Plate 4, Figs. 1 and 2). Paratypes. 030869 (Plate 4, Fig. 3), 031034 (Plate 4, Fig. 4).
Type repository: London, UK; NHM - not stated in the text, but almost certainly types are in The Natural History Museum, London

Linked specimens: London, UK; NHM (31013)

Current identification:

Original Description
Test small, low trochospiral, five chambers in the final whorl, enlarging slowly; wall microperforate and smooth, but may be pustulate in umbilical area; aperture a low arch, with a thin lip, anteriointraumbilical.

Size: Maximum diameter 100-120 μm; holotype, 108 μm.

Etymology: - This species is named after Professor Richard Selley, of the Geology Department, Imperial College, London.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks - Tenuitellinata selleyi differs from other tenuitelline species in having a small test, a smooth wall, and a low-arched, anteriointraumbilical aperture. In size, it is closely related to Ti pseudoedita. The partially smooth wall may represent an iterative phenomenon, being typical of the Eocene Praetenuitella, because all other Oligocene-Miocene tenuitellids have been described as pustulate (Li, 1987).

Distribution - Tenuitellinata selleyi occurred in the lower middle Miocene of Hole 747A.


Li, Q., Radford, S. S. & Banner, F. T. (1992). Distribution of microperforate tenuitellid planktonic foraminifers in Holes 747A and 749B, Kerguelen Plateau. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 120: 569-594. gs V O


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