Catalog - Pullenia sphaeroides obliquiloculata Catalog - Pullenia sphaeroides obliquiloculata

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pullenia sphaeroides var. obliquiloculata Parker & Jones

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Pullenia sphaeroides obliquiloculata

Citation: Pullenia sphaeroides var. obliquiloculata Parker & Jones
Rank: variety
Type specimens:, ZF.3583 Lectotype designated by Bolli et al. 1957 - see discussion in Banner & Blow 1960 and Banner & Blow 1967
Type repository: London, UK; NHM

Current identification/main database link: Pulleniatina obliquiloculata (Parker & Jones, 1865)

Original Description

Another form of Pullenia has the chambers set on obliquely (P. obliquiloculata, Parker and Jones, Plate XIX. fig. 4). [p.368]

Extra details from original publication

Taxonomic remarks: Dr. A. R. Loeblich, during his visit to Europe in the years 1953/1954, selected and isolated a specimen from a slide registered in the British Museum (Natural History) as number which contained specimens of Foraminifera obtained from the Abrohlos Bank (latitude 22 54' S., long. 40 37" W.) at depth 260 fathoms, South Atlantic. This specimen, now contained in a slide registered number B.M. (N.H.) ZF.3583, was designated by Bolli, Loeblich and Tappan (1957, p. 33) as lectotype of Pulleniatina obliquiloculata. They neither figured nor described the actual lectotype, but published illustrations of a syntypic (paratypic-sic) specimen (now deposited in the U. S. National Museum number P. 4228) together with a general description of the monotypic genus Pulleniatina Cushman 1927 for which P. obliquiloculata is the type species. The description of the genus fits the lectotype, here figured for the first time (pI. 7, figs. 4a-c) , but it will be noticed that the lectotype has a polychaete worm-tube attached to its dorsal peripheral surface and is apparently less well preserved than the syntype which is now in the United States. No further description of the lectotype is given here. [Banner & Blow 1960]

Remarks: The typical form of this species appears only to range from Pliocene to Recent, but some primitive forms have been observed in sediments of Fiji and Papua which may be of Uppermost Miocene age. These primitive forms show a relationship with Globigerina inflata d'Orbigny auct. and it may be that the latter form is ancestral to P. obliquiloculata (Parker and Jones). The form figured by Stainforth (1948, p. 125, pl. 26, figs. 21-23) from the supposed Upper Miocene of Ecuador appears similar to the forms seen by us from Papua and Fiji. These early forms are not so strongly streptospiral in late ontogeny as are the typical forms of the species. The form recorded by Germeraad in 1946 as Pulleniatina? semi-involuta is of unknown taxonomic position and needs further study. [Banner & Blow 1960]

From Brummer & Kucera 2022
A neotype was selected by Bolli et al. (1957) from material in slide and figured and described by Banner and Blow (1960a, 1967). The material was initially considered syntypic, but Hodgkinson (1992) pointed out that the material is not from the original syntype series and the type specimens must be considered to represent a neotype.

Editors' Notes
sometimes spelt obliqueloculata


Banner, F. T. & Blow, W. H. (1960a). Some primary types of species belonging to the superfamily Globigerinaceae. Contributions from the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. 11: 1-41. gs V O

Banner, F. T. & Blow, W. H. (1967). The origin, evolution and taxonomy of the foraminiferal genus Pulleniatina Cushman, 1927. Micropaleontology. 13(2): 133-162. gs

Bolli, H. M., Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1957). Planktonic foraminiferal families Hantkeninidae, Orbulinidae, Globorotaliidae and Globotruncanidae. In, Loeblich, A. R. , Jr., Tappan, H., Beckmann, J. P., Bolli, H. M., Montanaro Gallitelli, E. & Troelsen, J. C. (eds) Studies in Foraminifera. U.S. National Museum Bulletin . 215: 3-50. gs V O

Hodgkinson, R. L. (1992). W. K. Parker’s collection of foraminifera in the British Museum (Natural History). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). 48: 45-78. gs

Parker, W. K. & Jones, T. R. (1865). On some foraminifera from the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, including Davis Straits and Baffin's Bay. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 155: 325-441. gs V O


Pullenia sphaeroides obliquiloculata compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-3-2023

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