Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Globotruncanidae -> Marginotruncana
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: Marginotruncana Hofker, 1956
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Rosalina marginata
Type species: Rosalina marginata Reuss, 1846

Type images:

Original description: Marginotruncana:

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Marginotruncana; Sigalitruncana;

Short diagnosis: Test trochospiral, biconvex to planoconvex, sutures sigmoidal, especially on the umbilical side, curved, elevated and may be beaded on the spiral side, imperforate carinal band between the two peripheral keels, peripheral outline entire to lobulate; wall calcareous, perforate, surface smooth to pustulose; primary aperture interiomarginal and extraumbilical-umbilical, bordered by a triangular porticus, those of successive apertures fusing and may even form true tegilla, infralaminal and occasionally intralaminal accessory apertures present.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Turonian Stage (89.77-93.90Ma, base in Turonian 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.


Hofker, J., (1956). Die Globotruncanen von Nordwest-Deutshland und Holland. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palaeontologie Abhandlungen, 103: 312-340.

Hofker, J., (1956). Foraminifera of Santa Cruz and Thatch-Island, Virginia-Archipelago West-Indies. Copenhagen Univ. Zool. Mus. Spolia (Skrifler), 15: 1-237.

Hofker, J., (1956). Tertiary foraminifera of coastal Ecuador; Part II - Additional notes on the Eocene species. Journal of Paleontology, 30(4): 891-958.

Hofker, J., (1956). Foraminifera from the Cretaceous of southern Limburg, Netherlands; XIX - Planctonic foraminifera of the chalk tuff of Maestricht and environments. Maandblad, 45(5-6): +53+.

Korchagin 1982 [sorry, not in our bibliography yet]

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


Marginotruncana compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-12-2017

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