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Anaticinella multiloculata

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Rotaliporidae -> Anaticinella -> Anaticinella multiloculata
Sister taxa: A. multiloculata, A. planoconvexa, A. sp.


Citation: Anaticinella multiloculata (Morrow, 1934)
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Globorotalia? multiloculata
Taxonomic discussion: This species seems to be the most primitive of the three species of Globorotalia here described from the Greenhorn formation [see also G. cushnani, G. greenhornensis]. It is evidently very close to Globigerina. Since the other two species are definitely not Globigerina, and yet all three species are obviously quite closely related, it seems best to consider this species in the same genus. There is a suggestion of the development of the keeled periphery of Globorotalia in the sharply rounded margin of the chambers appearing in edge view, about intermediate between Globorotalia greenhornensis and typical Globigerina. The similar aspect
of the ventral side in these species is also striking. G. multiloculata is quite common locally in the Greenhorn formation associated with the two species just described. It is easy to distinguish because of its numerous chambers and globigerine aspect with a narrowed periphery. [copied from Chronos database]

Type images:

Original description: Test trochoid, biconvex, compressed; dorsal side strongly convex, ventral side moderately convex; chambers numerous, seven to nine in final whorl, very distinct, inflated, narrowly rounded but not keeled at their periphery, tending in the last whorl to be produced ventrally in the direction of the axis of coiling; umbilical area large and rather deep; sutures strongly depressed; wall finely perforate.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globorotalia multiloculata

Character matrix
test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Planoconvexaperture:Umbilical
sp chamber shape:Inflatedcoiling axis:Low-moderateperiphery:Single keelaperture border:Thin flange
umb chbr shape:Trapezoidalumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Narrowly roundedaccessory apertures:Umbilical
spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:Microperforate: <1┬Ám
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:7-9 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

See also: Globorotalia greenhornensis ;

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within R. cushmani zone (94.03-98.69Ma, top in Cenomanian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]
First occurrence (base): within R. cushmani zone (94.03-98.69Ma, base in Cenomanian stage). Data source: [copied from Chronos database]

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Eicher, D. L. & Worstell, P. (1970). Lunatriella, a Cretaceous heterohelicid foraminifer from the western interior of the United States. Micropaleontology. 16(1): 117-121. gs

Morrow, A. L. (1934). Foraminifera and ostracoda from the Upper Cretaceous of Kansas. Journal of Paleontology. 8: 186-205. gs


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