Original Description Test free, trochospiral ; chambers spherical to ovate; sutures depressed, radial; wall calcareous, perforate, radial in structure, surface smooth, pitted or hispid; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical, in the final stage the aperture is completely covered by an irregular plate which covers the umbilicus and expands along the earlier sutures, with numerous accessory apertures along the margins of the umbilical plate, both at the junction of the plate with the sutures of earlier chambers, and along the contact with the primary chambers. Size: Etymology: Teino, Gr., stretch, extend, spread + phos, phodos, Gr., blister + ella, diminutive. Gender, feminine Extra details from original publication Remarks.—This genus includes forms which have in the past been variously referred to Globigerina d'Orbigny, Globigerinatella Cushmann and Stainforth and Globigerinita Bronnimann. As here emended, Globigerinita is now restricted to include only forms with a modified final chamber with supplementaiy apertures and the present genus differs in having a distinct umbilical plate with numerous small accessory apertures opening beneath its margin.
Globigerinoita Bronnimann differs in having supplementary apertures on the spiral side which are also covered by small cover plates.
Range.—Miocene to Recent. Editors' Notes
Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957c). The new planktonic foraminiferal genus Tinophodella, and an emendation of Globigerinita Bronnimann. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 47(4): 112-116. gsVO
Tinophodella compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project teamviewed: 5-7-2022