Catalog - Globoturborotalita decorata Catalog - Globoturborotalita decorata

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Globoturborotalita decorata Loeblich & Tappan 1994

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> G -> Globoturborotalita -> Globoturborotalita decorata
Other pages this level: G. barbula, G. bassriverensis, G. decorata, G. eolabiacrassata, G. paracancellata, G. pseudopraebulloides

Globoturborotalita decorata

Citation: Globoturborotalita decorata Loeblich & Tappan 1994
taxonomic rank: Species
Type specimens: Holotype: Pl 212, Figs. 1-3, USNM 470790. Paratype: PI. 212, Figs. 4-6, USNM 470791.
Type age (chronostrat): Holocene
Type locality: western Timor Sea, 1961 Sahul Shelf Cruise II, Stranger. Holotype (PL 212, Figs. 1-3, USNM 470790) from sample V-227 at 93.23 m, and paratype (PI. 212, Figs. 4-6, USNM 470791) from sample V-224 at 95.06 m,
Type repository: Washington, USNM

Linked specimens: USNM-470790 USNM-470791

Current identification/main database link: Globoturborotalita rubescens (Hofker, 1956)

Original Description

Diagnosis. A species of Globoturborotalita with four chambers per whorl, entire surface cancellate and covered with short conical spines, and low aperture.
Description. Test small, low-spired, chambers globular. increasing rapidly in size as added, 4 per whorl; sutures straight, deeply incised; wall calcareous, surface cancellate, and ornamented with short conical spines that are somewhat more prominent toward the periphery: aperture a low, interiomarginal arch.

Greatest diameter of holotype 0.26 mm, thickness 0.13 mm; greatest diameter of paratype 0.38 mm, thickness 0.26 mm.

From the Latin. decus. decoris. ornament, with ref­erence to the ornate surface.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks, Globoturborotalita decorata differs from G. rubescens (Holker) in the more globular chambers, short conical spines, and lower aperture.


Loeblich, A. & Tappan, H. (1994). Foraminifera of the Sahul shelf and Timor Sea. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication. 31: 1-661. gs O


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