CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Ventilabrella ornatissima Cushman and Church 1929

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> V -> Ventilabrella -> Ventilabrella ornatissima
Other pages this level: V. alpina, V. austinana, V. bipartita, V. browni, V. carseyae, V. compressa, V. decoratissima, V. eggeri, V. eggeri glabrata, V. manuelensis, V. multicamerata, V. ornatissima, V. reniformis, V. riograndensis

Ventilabrella ornatissima

Citation: Ventilabrella ornatissima Cushman and Church 1929
Rank: Species
Type locality: CA Academy of Sciences Loc. No. 1421, CA Northern Petroleum Co. Well No. 19, Sec. 2, T. 21 S., R. 14E., M.D.M., depth 1135 feet, near Coalinga, Fresno County, CA, USA
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Cretaceous
Type specimens: 4746
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-10038

Current identification/main database link: Ventilabrella ornatissima Cushman and Church, 1929

Original Description
"Test compressed, all chambers in one plane, subglobular, the early ones biserial, later ones spreading out irregularly, sides in the adult nearly parallel, periphery rounded; sutures distinct, somewhat depressed; wall calcareous, perforate, the earlier ones ornamented by longitudinal costae, each somewhat beaded; aperture in the adult irregular, near the base of the chamber."


Cushman, J. A. & Church, C. C. (1929). Some Upper Cretaceous foraminifera from near Coalinga, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 18(16): 497-530. gs

Montanaro Gallitelli, E. (1957). A revision of the foraminiferal family Heterohelicidae. In: Studies in foraminifera; Part 1 - Planktonic foraminifera. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin. 215: 133-154. gs V O


Ventilabrella ornatissima compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 1-8-2021

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Le Coze

Problem of priority. If Ventilabrella ornatissima Cushman and Church 1929 and Gublerina cuvillieri Kikoine 1948 are synonyms then the accepted species is Gublerina ornatissima (Cushman & Church, 1929) new type species of Gublerina.

Jeremy Young (UK)

Sounds fair, I'll ask Brian to take a look at this - Jeremy

Jeremy Young (UK)

Brian has explained that this species was in fact reinstated in Georgescu et al. 2009 and is no longer considered a synonym of G. cuvilleri. The database now reflects that. .. and thanks again for pointing this out.

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