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Abathomphalus mayaroensis

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Globotruncanidae -> Abathomphalus -> Abathomphalus mayaroensis
Sister taxa: A. intermedius, A. mayaroensis, A. sp.


Citation: Abathomphalus mayaroensis (Bolli, 1951)
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Globotruncana mayaroensis
Synonyms: Globotruncana (Globotruncana) planata
Taxonomic discussion: Generally, forms that are smaller than 0.5 mm have an umbilical system composed of portici coalescing to a variable extent rather than tegilla. [copied from Chronos database]

Type images:

Original description: The test has a lobate periphery and is flat or slightly convex on the dorsal side. The last chambers in many cases become slightly inflated dorsally, giving to the upper side of the test a somewhat uneven appearance. The side wall, which is limited by the marginal dorsal and ventral keels, also, in some specimens, appears slightly convex in the last chambers. The ventral side of the test is concave, but the last chambers are, as on the dorsal side, in many specimens more or less inflated. Chambers of the last whorl do not always follow one another uniformly, some being arranged more or less obliquely with respect to one another. The suture lines on the dorsal side are strongly curved, the initial parts clearly beaded and later very strongly developed. They are radial on the ventral side. The last whorl is usually formed by five chambers, but four are also common. Six chambers have been noted only in one specimen. The preservation of the specimens so far examined has not allowed detailed study of the aperture or apertures, which probably open into the umbilicus. A coverplate over the umbilicus with several apertures seems to be present, however, in some of the better preserved specimens.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globotruncana mayaroensis, Globotruncana (Globotruncana) planata

Character matrix
test outline:Subcircularchamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Planoconvexaperture:Umbilical-extraumbilical
sp chamber shape:Inflatedcoiling axis:Lowperiphery:Double keelaperture border:Tegilla
umb chbr shape:Inflatedumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Subangularaccessory apertures:None
spiral sutures:Raised beadedumb depth:Shallowwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:Finely Perforate: 1-2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:4-5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of P. hariaensis zone (100% up, 66.4Ma, in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: zonal marker (from Timescale Creator)
First occurrence (base): within A. mayaroensis zone (67.64-69.27Ma, base in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Bolli, H. M. (1951b). The genus Globotruncana in Trinidad. Journal of Paleontology. 25(2): 187-199. gs

Huber, B. T., Tur, N., Self-Trail, J. & MacLeod, K. G. (2022a). Calcareous plankton biostratigraphic fidelity and species richness during the last 10 m.y. of the Cretaceous at Blake Plateau, subtropical North Atlantic. Cretaceous Research. 131: 1-42. gs

Pessagno, E. A. (1967). Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera from the western Gulf Coastal Plain. Palaeontographica Americana. 5: 245-445. gs O

Postuma, J. A. (1971). Manual of planktonic foraminifera. Elsevier for Shell Group, The Hague. 1-406. gs

Robaszynski, F., Caron, M., Gonzales Donoso, J. M., Wonders, A. A. H. & the European Working Group on Planktonic Foraminifera (1984). Atlas of Late Cretaceous globotruncanids. Revue de Micropaléontologie. 26(3-4): 145-305. gs


Abathomphalus mayaroensis compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-4-2024

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