Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Rugoglobigerinidae -> Trinitella
Sister taxa: Archaeoglobigerina, Bucherina, Kuglerina, Plummerita, Rugoglobigerina, Rugotruncana, Trinitella,
Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)


Citation: Trinitella Brönnimann 1952
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Trinitella scotti
Type species: Trinitella scotti Brönnimann, 1952

Type images:

Original description: Trinitella:

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Trinitella;

Short diagnosis: Test in flat trochospiral, chambers enlarging rapidly as added, early ones globular, later chambers compressed to rhomboidal in section, imperforate carinal band or faint keel in the final whorl, sutures radial, depressed, peripheral margin rounded to truncate, peripheral outline lobulate; wall calcareous, perforate, surface covered with prominent pustules and costellae in meridional arrangement, less prominent on the final chamber; primary aperture interiomarginal, umbilical, bordered by an imperforate flap, those of successive chambers fusing into a tegillum having 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 Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, base in Campanian 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.

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

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