CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tinophodella antarctica subsp. polypetala Fordham 1986

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> T -> Tinophodella -> Tinophodella antarctica polypetala
Other pages this level: T. ambitacrena, T. antarctica polypetala, T. evoluta evoluta, T. praemonita praemonita, T. praemonita tetrapetala, T. praemonita tripetala, T. uvula quasifoliata

Tinophodella antarctica polypetala

Citation: Tinophodella antarctica subsp. polypetala Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: DSDP 208-4-2 74-76 cm.
Type age (chronostrat): Lower Globorotalia truncatulinoides--G. tosaensis overlap zone; lowermost Pleistocene.
Type specimens: UQF 71301.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description
Small, fragile; very low sinistral trochospire, tight parallel and perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline highly lobate; lateral outline slightly compressed. Chambers ovate to circular, moderately appressed, about 13 in total, 4t in final and second-last whorls; increase rapid then slow by third-last chamber. Dorsal view: chambers slightly inflated; sutures deep; intercameral sutures radial, meeting spiral sutures abruptly at distal end. Ventral view: chambers slightly inflated; sutures radial, meeting at tight umbilicus; aperture umbilical--extraumbilical, very low. Lateral view: smoothly rounded; wall smooth with sparse moderately large pores, denser near periphery.

Size: Length, 180 µm; width, 165 µm; height, 85 µm.

Etymology: many; petalon (n.), leaf.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Six specimens.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 3, fig. 21.


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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