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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Toddella grata subsp. compressa Fordham 1986

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Toddella grata compressa

Citation: Toddella grata subsp. compressa Fordham 1986
Rank: sub-species
Type specimens: UQF 71268.
Type age (chronostrat): Globorotalia truncatulinoides zone; Pleistocene.
Type locality: DSDP 208-1-4 74-76 cm.
Type repository: Brisbane, Australia; U Queensland Univ.

Current identification/main database link: Tenuitellita fleisheri Li, 1987

Original Description

Small, but not very fragile; low dextral trochospire, tight parallel and perpendicular to axis. Equatorial outline oval prior to reduced final chamber, then circular, moderately lobate; lateral outline compressed, weakly umbilicoconvex. Chambers ovate, closely appressed, about 12 chambers in total, 5! in final whorl; increase moderately quick, regular except reduced last chamber. Dorsal view: chambers slightly longer concentrically, later ones slightly inflated; sutures moderately depressed; intercameral sutures directed anteriorly and smoothly but quickly curved posteriorly at distal end. Ventral view: chambers moderately inflated; intercameral sutures depressed, curved, meet at closed umbilicus. Lateral view: smoothly rounded; aperture interiomarginal, umbilical--extraumbilical, very low, with very thin lip. Wall surface smooth, microperforate?; small, widely spaced pustules, more dense on ventral and dorsal surfaces of earlier chambers.

Length, 95 µm; width, 90 µm; height, 45 µm.

Latin, compressus, pressed together, squeezed.

Extra details from original publication
Description based on: Nine specimens.
Holotype fig.: Fordham 1986 Pl. 2, fig. 50.

Editors' Notes


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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Inversed priority?


Jeremy Young (Tonbridge, UK)

thanks for pointing the out - as you explained separately the species descriptions in Fordham 86 are vzlid even though the generic ones (mostly?) aren't. Hence this would seem to be the senior synonym, and should be reviewed by the Neogene working group.

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