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Hedbergella excelsa

Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Hedbergellidae -> Hedbergella -> Hedbergella excelsa
Sister taxa: H. aptiana, H. bizonae, H. bollii, H. compacta, H. excelsa, H. gorbachikae, H. handousi, H. hexacamerata, H. hispaniae, H. infracretacea, H. kuhryi, H. kuznetsovae, H. labocaensis, H. luterbacheri, H. maslakovae, H. mitra, H. modesta, H. occulta, H. praelippa, H. praetrocoidea> >>


Citation: Hedbergella excelsa Longoria 1974
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Hedbergella excelsa

Type images:

Original description: Test small to medium size, formed by about 3 whorls; earlier whorls coiled in higher plane than final whorl; peripheral margin circular; generally with 6 chambers in the last whorl, increasng gradually in size as added; chambers spherical to ovoid on both spiral and umbilical sides; spherical in peripheral view; ultimate chamber protruding towards the umbilicus; sutures radial, straight, depressed on both spiral and umbilical sides; umbilicus narrow and circular.

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Hedbergella excelsa

Emended description:

Test small to medium, coiled in a high to very high trochospire; 2 to 2.5 whorls; 5 to 6 chambers (exceptionally 4.5) in the outer whorl increasing gradually and slowly in size as added; chambers globular to subglobular, the last two or three possibly becoming slightly reniform in lateral view; equatorial periphery circular to subcircular, slightly to moderately lobate; sutures depressed, radial to slightly curved; umbilical area small and rather deep; aperture as a low to medium arch bordered by a lip. Wall smooth, finely perforate, that may be covered by perforation cones in the early chambers of the last whorl. [Huber & Leckie,2011, p. 66]: Emended description. Test wall finely perforate, covered by weakly developed perforation cones. Test small to medium in size, coiled in a moderate to high trochospire with 2 to 2.5 whorls; 4.5 to 6 chambers in the final whorl, increasing gradually in size, chambers globular to subglobular; equatorial periphery circular to subcircular, moderately lobate; sutures depressed, radial to slightly curved; umbilical area narrow and moderately deep; aperture an umbilical-extraumbilical low to medium arch with an imperforate rim but without a bordering lip or other periapertural structures. [copied from Chronos database]

Character matrix
test outline:Lobatechamber arrangement:Trochospiraledge view:Spiroconvexaperture:-
sp chamber shape:Inflatedcoiling axis:Moderate-highperiphery:N/Aaperture border:Thin lip
umb chbr shape:Inflatedumbilicus:Narrowperiph margin shape:Broadly roundedaccessory apertures:N/A
spiral sutures:Moderately depressedumb depth:Deepwall texture:Smoothshell porosity:Finely Perforate: 1-2.5µm
umbilical or test sutures:Moderately depressedfinal-whorl chambers:6-6.5 N.B. These characters are used for advanced search. N/A - not applicable

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of P. rohri zone (95% up, 113.4Ma, in Aptian stage). Data source: Huber and Leckie, 2011
First occurrence (base): within G. blowi zone (120.55-124.40Ma, base in Barremian stage). Data source: Coccioni and Premoli Silva, 1994

Plot of range and occurrence data:


Huber, B. T. & Leckie, R. M. (2011). Planktic foraminiferal species turnover across deep-sea Aptian/Albian boundary sections. Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 41: 53-95. gs

Longoria, J. F. (1974). Stratigraphic, morphologic and taxonomic studies of Aptian planktonic foraminifera. Revista Española de Micropaleontología. Numero Extraordinario: 5-107. gs


Hedbergella excelsa compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 19-6-2024

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