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


Citation: Globotruncana Cushman 1927
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Pulvinulina arca
Type species: Pulvinulina arca Cushman, 1926

Type images:

Original description: Globotruncana:

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Globotruncana;

Short diagnosis: Test high to low trochospiral, umbilicus occupying from one-fourth to one-half the diameter of the flat to concave umbilical side, peripheral margin truncate and bicarinate, keels separated by an imperforate carinal band, keel on the umbilical side less well developed and may be absent from the final few chambers, peripheral outline entire to lobulate; wall calcareous, finely perforate, surface generally smooth on the spiral side, may be pustulose on the umbilical side, particularly on the earlier chambers, sutures curved to straight, elevated on the spiral side and depressed, flush, or elevated on the umbilical side; primary aperture interiomarginal and umbilical, may be bordered by portici in the early stage, later or always with a system of tegilla that cover most of the umbilicus and have both proximal and 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 Coniacian Stage (86.26-89.77Ma, base in Coniacian 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. (Editors), (1988). Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification (Volume I-II). Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1059 pp.

Globotruncana compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 30-3-2017

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