CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tinophodella praemonita subsp. tetrapetala Fordham 1986

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> T -> Tinophodella -> Tinophodella praemonita tetrapetala
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 praemonita tetrapetala

Citation: Tinophodella praemonita subsp. tetrapetala Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type locality: DSDP 208-7-4 74-76 cm.
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia crassaformis zone; upper-lower or lower-upper Pliocene.
Type specimens: UQF 71280.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification:

Original Description
Small, fragile; slightly elevated, sinistral trochospire, moderately tight parallel and perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline distinctly quadrilobate; lateral outline weakly spiroconvex. Chambers globular and appressed until final whorl when ovate and barely appressed, total of 12 in 2! whorls, 4 in final whorl, 3! in second- last whorl; increase rapid then slow by third-last chamber. Dorsal view: chambers weakly oval (longer concentrically), inflated; sutures depressed then deeply incised in final whorl; intercameral sutures radial to curved in early whorls, absent in final whorl. Ventral view: chambers weakly inflated; umbilicus tight. Lateral view: smoothly rounded; aperture interiomarginal, umbilical--extraumbilical, very low. Wall smooth with pustules denser in early chambers.

Size: Length, 160 µm; width, 155 µm; height, 90 µm.

Etymology: Greek, tetra, four; petalon (n.), leaf.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Common material.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 2, fig. 62.


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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