Classification: pf_neogene -> Globigerinidae -> Globoturborotalita
Sister taxa: Beella, Catapsydrax, Clavatorella, Globigerina, Globigerinella, Globigerinoides, Globigerinoidesella, Globoturborotalita, Orbulina, Orcadia, Paragloborotalia, Praeorbulina, Protentella, Sphaeroidinella, Sphaeroidinellopsis, Trilobatus, Turborotalita,
Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)

Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Globoturborotalita Hofker 1976
Rank: Genus
Type species: Globigerina rubescens

Catalog entries: Globigerina (Zeaglobigerina); Globoturborotalita;

Type images:

Short diagnosis: Cancellate wall, pigment:

NB The short diagnoses are used in the tables of daughter-taxa to act as quick summaries of the differences between e.g. species of one genus. They have initially been copied from the diagnostic characters/distinguishing features sections of the Eocene and Paleocene Atlases, they will be edited as the site is developed.


Test morphology: Includes species characterized by a cancellate surface with regular subhexagonal pore pits with pores at the centers (Pi. 4, Fig. 2). Thus, the surface of Zeaglobigerina appears distinctly cancellate in contrast to the hispid appearance of Globigerina (Globigerina). Although the surface ultrastructure of Zeaglobigerina is similar to Globigerinoides saccullfer, which is spinose during life, no indication of spines or spine bases was observed in Globigerina (Zeaglobigerina) species. We consider that the subgenus Zeaglobigerina is the ancestor of Globigerinoides saccullfer, which evolved via Globigerina (Zeaglobigerina) connecta and Globigerinoides triloba. [Kennett & Srinivasan 1983]

Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Chattian Stage (23.03-28.09Ma, base in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Bolli, H.M., (1957). Planktonic foraminifera from the Oligocene-Miocene Cipero and Lengua formations of Trinidad, B.W.I. In: Loeblich, A.R., Jr. et al. (Editors), Studies in Foraminifera: U.S. National Museum Bulletin 215. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, pp. 97-123.

Hofker 1976 [sorry, not in our bibliography yet]

Kennett, J.P. & Srinivasan, M.S., (1983). Neogene Planktonic Foraminifera. Hutchinson Ross Publishing Co., Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1-265 pp.


Globoturborotalita compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-10-2017

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