Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Globotruncanidae -> Abathomphalus
Sister taxa: Abathomphalus, Contusotruncana, Dicarinella, Gansserina, Globotruncana, Globotruncanella, Globotruncanita, Loeblichella, Marginotruncana, Radotruncana,
Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)

Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Abathomphalus Bolli, Loeblich, and Tappan 1957
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Globotruncana mayaroensis
Type species: Globotruncana mayaroensis Bolli, 1951

Type images:

Original description: Abathomphalus  Bolli, Loeblich, and Tappan 1957: desc

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Abathomphalus;

Short diagnosis: Test in a low to flat trochospiral, umbilicate, four to five petaloid chambers per whorl, sutures curved and oblique, depressed to thickened and nodose on the spiral side, depressed and radial around the small umbilicus on the umbilical side, periphery angular to truncate, bicarinate, the two variously spaced keels bordering an imperforate carinal band, keel on the umbilical side may be reduced to a row of short transverse costellae; wall calcareous, perforate, surface with pustules and short costellae in concentric alignment on the spiral side and radial on the umbilical side; primary aperture in teriomarginal, extraumbilical-umbilical, and with a porticus, portici of successive chambers coalescing in the early stage, larger in the adult stage and joined only at a few points to form a tegilla having distal accessory apertures.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, base in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

NB Plotting of Neptune data has been disabled on the Mesozoic pages because the dataset is both small and badly affected by a few sites with erroneous age models (our obs Huber, Petrizzo, Young, Nov 2016). The data can still be viewed via the range plottertool - tools menu.


Loeblich, A.R., Jr. & Tappan, H., (1988). Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification (Volume I-II). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1059 pp.


Abathomphalus compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-12-2017

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