Classification: pf_mesozoic -> Hedbergellidae -> Whiteinella
Sister taxa: Asterohedbergella, Clavihedbergella, Costellagerina, Falsotruncana, Hedbergella, Helvetoglobotruncana, Liuella, Microhedbergella, Muricohedbergella, Paracostellagerina, Paraticinella, Praeglobotruncana, Pseudoguembelitria, Whiteinella,
Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)


Citation: Whiteinella Pessagno 1967
Rank: Genus
Basionym: Whiteinella archaeocretacea
Type species: Whiteinella archaeocretacea Pessagno, 1967
Taxonomic discussion: Hedbergellita was said to differ from Whiteinella in having a porous margin but is similar to the type species and others retained in Whiteinella. Carinate species are not congeneric.

Type images:

Original description: Whiteinella:

Entries in the Catalog of original descriptions: Whiteinella;

Short diagnosis: Test in low trochospiral coil, chambers globular, five to seven in the final whorl, increasing gradually in size, sutures radial, depressed; wall calcareous, finely perforate, surface pustulose, especially on earlier chambers; aperture an interiomarginal, umbilical-extraumbilical arch, bordered by a wide apertural flap or porticus that extends into the umbilicus, those of successive chambers overlapping but not attached to previous flaps.

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 Cenomanian Stage (93.90-100.50Ma, base in Cenomanian 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.

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

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