Catalog - Woodringina claytonensis

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Woodringina claytonensis Loeblich and Tappan 1957

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Woodringina claytonensis

Citation: Woodringina claytonensis Loeblich and Tappan 1957
Rank: Species
Described on page(s) : 39-40
Type specimens: Figs 1a-d; P5685
Type sample (& lithostrat): Pine Barren Member, Clayton Fm
Type age (chronostrat): Early Danian
Type locality: road cut opposite small country store, 0.8 mile west of Alabama River bridge on Alabama State Highway 28, Wilcox, County, Alabama
Type repository: Washington; USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-5685 USNM-479058

Current identification/main database link: Woodringina claytonensis Loeblich and Tappan 1957

Original Description

Test free, tiny, flaring rapidly; early stage with a single whorl of three chambers (reduced 'triserial'), commonly followed by three or more, rarely up to five, pairs of biserial chambers, the plane of biseriality slightly twisted in development; chambers few in number, subglobular, increasing rapidly in size; sutures distinct, constricted; wall calcareous, finely perforate, and very finely hispid; aperture a low arched slit bordered above by a slight lip, somewhat asymmetrical in position. 

Length of holotype 0.15 mm; greatest breadth 0.12 mm. Other specimens range from 0.12 to 0.22 mm in length.


Extra details from original publication
Remarks.—This species superficially resembles Tosaia hanzawai Takayanagi from the Pliocene of Japan, but differs in being about one-third as large, in having a reduced "triserial" stage of three chambers, and better developed biserial stage, whereas the Japanese form has a trochoid whorl, followed by a triserial stage, and only an occasional specimen has the poorly developed biserial stage. The chambers of the present species are also more inflated and sub-globular.

Editors' Notes


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957a). Woodringina, a new foraminiferal genus (Heterohelicidae) from the Paleocene of Alabama. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 47: 39-40. gs

Olsson, R. K., Hemleben, C., Berggren, W. A. & Huber, B. T. (1999). Atlas of Paleocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 1-252. gs


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