pforams@mikrotax - Favusella pforams@mikrotax - Favusella


Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Favusellidae -> Favusella
Sister taxa: Favusella
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Favusella hoterivica

Favusella washitensis

Favusella sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Favusella Michael 1973
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Globigerina washitensis Carsey, 1926
Taxonomic discussion: The status of Reticuloglobigerina is discussed by Loeblich and Tappan (1984, *1918, p. 38)

Original description: Test calcareous, microgranular hyaline, finely perforate with spherical to ovate chambers arranged in a low to moderately trochospiral coil; periphery rounded, lacking keel or imperforate periph­ cral band. Sutures depressed, radial, straight to slightly curved; umbilicus narrow to exceedingly wide. Primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical to spiroumbilical with all possible intermediate positions; bordered above by a narrow lip in well preserved specimens. Test coarsely reticulated into regular polygonal areas by ridges forming a honey-comb pattern; each polygonal area with twenty or more minute pores.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Favusella

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Favusellidae): Test trochospirally coiled, chambers inflated, rounded to ovate; wall cancellate, with abundantly perforated fields bordered by imperforate ridges; primary aperture umbilical to slightly extraumbilical, with an imperforate lip; umbilicus narrow to wide and deep, margin noncarinate.
This taxon: Test trochospirally coiled, globular chambers rapidly enlarging, four to five in each of the two to three whorls, sutures radial, depressed, umbilicus narrow to wide, periphery broadly rounded, peripheral outline lobulate; wall calcareous, hyaline, optically radial, perforate, without keel or poreless carinal band, surface with a distinct honeycomblike pattern of costellae, few to many tiny pores in each of the rectangular to hexagonal areas, and rare pores on the elevated reticulum; aperture an interiomarginai arch of varied extent, ranging from umbilical to spiroumbilical and bordered by a narrow lip.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of T. globotruncanoides zone (100% up, 98.9Ma, in Cenomanian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within G. hoterivica zone (134.74-141.93Ma, base in Berriasian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1988). Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification (Volume I-II). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York. 1-1059. gs


Favusella compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-7-2024

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