pforams@mikrotax - Globotruncanita pforams@mikrotax - Globotruncanita


Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Globotruncanidae -> Globotruncanita
Sister taxa: Abathomphalus, Contusotruncana, Dicarinella, Gansserina, Globotruncana, Globotruncanella, Globotruncanita, Loeblichella, Marginotruncana, Radotruncana
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Globotruncanita angulata

Globotruncanita atlantica

Globotruncanita conica

Globotruncanita elevata

Globotruncanita insignis

Globotruncanita pettersi

Globotruncanita stuarti

Globotruncanita stuartiformis

Globotruncanita sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Globotruncanita Reiss, 1957
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Rosalina stuarti de Lapparent, 1918

Original description: Test highly trochospiral; chamber form variable, mostly polygonal in outline; single-keeled throughout; keel present on all chambers (except the earliest ones), distally dichotomic with dorsoseptal and ventro-septal as well as periumbilical extensions; spine-shaped extensions of the chambers present in some forms; cameral aperture umbilical, single; labial aperture pointing strongly backwards, in reflexed position opening into the umbilical cavity or suprasuturally towards the periphery; lips much longer on the distal side than on the proximal one, extremely highly arched, much narrower at the junction with the corresponding chamber and trumpet-shaped, overriding each other or fusing the strongly recurving distal ends and forming an umbilical cover-plate covering entirely the umbilical cavity with labial apertures opening towards the periphery; umbilicus large, partly or entirely covered by the apertural lips.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globotruncanita

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Globotruncanidae): Test trochospiral, chambers angular, periphery truncate or carinate; primary aperture umbilical, covered by a spiral system of tegilla that is provided with accessory intralaminal and infralaminal apertures.
This taxon: Test trochospiral, biconvex, chambers rhomboidal in section, sutures elevated, oblique or radial, straight or curved on the spiral side, depressed or elevated on the umbilical side, periphery with a beaded single keel that is continuous with the sutures on the spiral side, peripheral outline subcircular, polygonal, or lobate; wall calcareous, finely perforate, smooth except for the beaded sutures and peripheral keel and a concentric row of pustules near the umbilicus on the umbilical side; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical to slightly extraumbilical, successive apertures covered by portici that may remain free or may coalesce in the umbilicus to leave proximal accessory apertures.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of Maastrichtian Stage (100% up, 66Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within D. asymetrica zone (83.65-85.60Ma, base in Santonian 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


Globotruncanita compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-7-2024

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