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Other pages this level: Badriella, Bandyus, Beella, Berggrenia, Bermudeziana, Biglobigerinella, Biorbulina, Biticinella, Blefuscuiana, Blowellus, Blowiella, Bolivina, Bolliella, Bollitruncana, Braunella, Bucherina


Citation: Berggrenia Parker 1976
Rank: Genus
Type species: Globanomalina praepumilio Parker 1967

Current identification/main database link: Berggrenia Parker 1976

Original Description

Test involute. planispiral. slightly asymmetric so that a few chambers of the penultimate whorl can be seen on one side, lobulate, almost circular in outline; periphery rounded; wall thin, smooth, very finely perforate; aperture peripheral but asymmetrically placed toward the more involute side, narrow, with a narrow lip.

Named in honor of W. A. Berggren.

Extra details from original publication
Discussion: Berggrenia cannot be placed precisely in the planktonic foraminiferal classification, because its antecedents are unknown. lt most closely resembles Pseudohastigerina the type species of which is Nonion micrus Cole, but differs from it in its aperture. which is restricted to the periphery, and in its more finely perforate wall. Whether or not Pseudohastigerina is synonymous with Globanomalina is still not clear, although it was so considered earlier (Parker. 1967). Berggren et al. (1967) believed the contrary. Some of the species referred to Globanomalina by Haque (1956) certainly are not congeneric with Pseudohastigerina, but the type species. Globanomalina ovalis Haque, closely resembles P. micra and, according to Loeblich and Tappan (1964) who studied topotypes of both, the two species are congeneric, Obviously, further study of topotypes is indicated.


Berggren, W. A., Olsson, R. K. & Reyment, R. A. (1967). Origin and development of the foraminiferal genus Pseudohastigerina Banner and Blow, 1959. Micropaleontology. 13(3): 265-288. gs

Haque, A. F. M. M. (1956). The smaller foraminifera of the Ranikot and the Laki of the Nammal gorge, Salt Range. Memoir of the Pakistan Geological Survey. 1: 1-300. gs

Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1964b). Sarcodina, Chiefly "Thecamoebians" and Foraminiferida. In, Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Protista 2, pt. C. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence 1-900. gs

Parker, F. L. (1967). Late Tertiary biostratigraphy (planktonic foraminifera) of tropical Indo-Pacific deep-sea cores. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 52(235): 115203-. gs

Parker, F. L. (1976). Taxonomic notes on some planktonic Foraminifera. Progress in Micropaleontology. 258-262. gs


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