Atlas of Benthic Foraminifera

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An up-to-date atlas of an important fossil and living group, with the Natural History Museum.

Deep-sea benthic foraminifera have played a central role in biostratigraphic, paleoecological, and paleoceanographical research for over a century. These single–celled marine protists are important because of their geographic ubiquity, distinction morphologies and rapid evolutionary rates, their abundance and diversity deep–sea sediments, and because of their utility as indicators of environmental conditions both at and below the sediment–water interface. In addition, stable isotopic data obtained from deep–sea benthic foraminiferal tests provide paleoceanographers with environmental information that is proving to be of major significance in studies of global climatic change.

This work collects together, for the first time, new morphological descriptions, taxonomic placements, stratigraphic occurrence data, geographical distribution summaries, and palaeoecological information, along with state-of-the-art colour photomicrographs (most taken in reflected light, just as you would see them using light microscopy), of 300 common deep-sea benthic foraminifera species spanning the interval from Jurassic - Recent. This volume is intended as a reference and research resource for post-graduate students in micropalaeontology, geological professionals (stratigraphers, paleontologists, paleoecologists, palaeoceanographers), taxonomists, and evolutionary (paleo)biologists.

Author Biography

Ann Holbourn is a paleoceanographer at the University of Kiel, Germany. Her main research interests focus on the evolution and ecology of benthic foraminifera and their geochemical applications for reconstructing ocean circulation and climate change over the Cretaceous and Cenozoic.

Andrew Henderson works in the oil and gas industry as a Senior Stratigrapher for Robertson, a CGG Company. After his PhD research into Jurassic foraminifera, Andrew joined the Natural History Museum, London as a postdoctoral researcher and subsequently became a curator in the Micropalaeontology Division where he has spent most of his career. He works with most groups but has special interest in the taxonomy of agglutinated foraminifera and the biostratigraphy and systematics of benthonic foraminifera from the Middle East.

Norman MacLeod is the former Keeper of Palaeontology, and current Dean of Post-Graduate Education & Training, at The Natural History Museum, London. His main research interests include evolutionary palaeobiology, the patterns and causes of ancient extinction events, stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, and the evolution of body form in organisms.

Table of Contents



Atlas of Benthic Foraminifera

Abyssamina poagi Schnitker and Tjalsma, 1980

Abyssamina quadrata Schnitker and Tjalsma, 1980

Alabamina creta (Finlay), 1940

Alabamina dissonata (Cushman and Renz), 1948

Ammoanita ingerlisae Gradstein and Kaminski, 1997

Ammobaculites agglutinans (d’Orbigny), 1846

Ammobaculites jarvisi Cushman and Renz, 1946

Ammobaculoides carpathicus Geroch, 1966

Ammodiscus infimus Franke, 1936

Ammodiscus latus Grzybowski, 1898

Ammodiscus pennyi Cushman and Jarvis, 1928

Ammodiscus tenuis (Brady), 1881

Ammolagena clavata (Jones and Parker), 1860

Amphicoryna scalaris (Batsch), 1791

Annectina biedai Gradstein and Kaminski, 1997

Annectina grzybowskii (Jurkiewicz), 1960

Anomalinella rostrata (Brady), 1881

Anomalinoides capitatus (Gümbel), 1868

Anomalinoides globulosus (Chapman and Parr), 1937

Anomalinoides rubiginosus (Cushman), 1926

Anomalinoides semicribratus (Beckmann), 1954

Aragonia aragonensis (Nuttall), 1930

Aragonia velascoensis (Cushman), 1925

Astrononion stelligerum (d’Orbigny), 1839

Bigenerina nodosaria d’Orbigny, 1826

Bolivina decussata Brady, 1881

Bolivina huneri Howe, 1939

Bolivinita quadrilatera (Schwager), 1866

Bolivinoides delicatulus Cushman, 1927

Bolivinoides draco (Marsson), 1878

Brizalina alata (Seguenza), 1862

Brizalina aliformis (Cushman), 1926

Brizalina antegressa (Subbotina), 1953

Brizalina subaenariensis var. mexicana (Cushman), 1922

Brizalina subspinescens (Cushman), 1922

Bulbobaculites problematicus (Neagu), 1962

Bulimina aculeata d’Orbigny, 1826

Bulimina alazanensis Cushman, 1927

Bulimina callahani Galloway and Morrey, 1931

Bulimina elongata d’Orbigny, 1846

Bulimina gibba Fornasini, 1902

Bulimina glomarchallengeri Tjalsma and Lohmann, 1983

Bulimina impendens Parker and Bermúdez, 1937

Bulimina jacksonensis Cushman, 1925

Bulimina jarvisi Cushman and Parker, 1936

Bulimina macilenta Cushman and Parker, 1939

Bulimina marginata d’Orbigny, 1826

Bulimina mexicana Cushman, 1922

Bulimina midwayensis Cushman and Parker, 1936

Bulimina rostrata Brady, 1884

Bulimina semicostata Nuttall, 1930

Bulimina taylorensis Cushman and Parker, 1935

Bulimina thanetensis Cushman and Parker, 1947

Bulimina trinitatensis Cushman and Jarvis, 1928

Bulimina tuxpamensis Cole, 1928

Bulimina velascoensis (Cushman), 1925

Buliminella beaumonti Cushman and Renz, 1946

Buliminella grata Parker and Bermúdez, 1937

Buzasina galeata (Brady), 1881

Cancris auriculus (Fichtel and Moll), 1798

Cancris nuttalli (Palmer and Bermúdez), 1936

Cassidulina teretis Tappan, 1951

Cassidulinoides parkerianus (Brady), 1881

Caudammina excelsa (Dylàzanka), 1923

Caudammina gigantea (Geroch), 1960

Caudammina ovula (Grzybowski), 1896 emend. Geroch, 1960

Chilostomella oolina Schwager, 1878

Chrysalidinella dimorpha (Brady), 1881

Cibicides lobatulus (Walker and Jacob), 1798

Cibicides refulgens de Montfort, 1808

Cibicidina walli Bandy, 1949

Cibicidoides alazanensis (Nuttall), 1932

Cibicidoides barnetti (Bermúdez), 1949

Cibicidoides bradyi (Trauth) 1918

Cibicidoides cicatricosus (Schwager), 1866

Cibicidoides compressus (Cushman and Renz), 1941

Cibicidoides crebbsi (Hedberg), 1937

Cibicidoides dohmi (Bermúdez), 1949

Cibicidoides eocaenus (Gümbel), 1868

Cibicidoides grimsdalei (Nuttall), 1930

Cibicidoides grosseperforatus van Morkhoven and Berggren, 1986

Cibicidoides guazumalensis (Bermúdez), 1949

Cibicidoides havanensis (Cushman and Bermúdez), 1937

Cibicidoides hyphalus (Fisher), 1969

Cibicidoides incrassatus (Fichtel and Moll), 1798

Cibicidoides lamontdohertyi Miller and Katz, 1987

Cibicidoides laurisae (Mallory), 1959

Cibicidoides matanzasensis (Hadley), 1934

Cibicidoides mexicanus (Nuttall), 1932

Cibicidoides micrus (Bermúdez), 1949

Cibicidoides mundulus (Brady, Parker, and Jones), 1888

Cibicidoides pachyderma (Rzehak), 1886

Cibicidoides praemundulus Berggren and Miller, 1986

Cibicidoides robertsonianus (Brady), 1881

Cibicidoides subhaidingerii (Parr), 1950

Cibicidoides subspiratus (Nuttall), 1930

Cibicidoides velascoensis (Cushman), 1925

Cibicorbis hitchcockae (Galloway and Wissler), 1927

Clavulinoides aspera (Cushman), 1926

Conotrochammina voeringensis Gradstein and Kaminski, 1997

Coryphostoma incrassata (Reuss), 1851

Coryphostoma midwayensis (Cushman), 1936

Cribrostomoides subglobosus (Cushman), 1910

Cyclammina cancellata Brady, 1879

Cyclammina pusilla Brady, 1881

Cystammina pauciloculata (Brady), 1879

Cystammina sveni Gradstein and Kaminski, 1997

Discorbinella bertheloti (d’Orbigny), 1839

Eggerella bradyi (Cushman), 1911

Ehrenbergina hystrix Brady, 1881

Elphidium crispum (Linnaeus), 1758

Elphidium macellum (Fichtel and Moll), 1798

Epistominella exigua (Brady), 1884

Eratidus foliaceus (Brady), 1881

Eubuliminella exilis (Brady), 1884

Evolutinella vocontianus (Moullade), 1966

Favocassidulina favus (Brady), 1877

Fissurina orbignyana Seguenza, 1862

Fissurina seminiformis (Schwager), 1866

Frondicularia saggitula van den Broeck, 1876

Fursenkoina bradyi (Cushman), 1922

Fursenkoina complanata (Egger), 1893

Globobulimina pacifica Cushman, 1927

Globocassidulina punctata Berggren and Miller, 1986

Globocassidulina subglobosa (Brady), 1881

Globulina myristiformis (Williamson), 1858

Glomospira charoides (Jones and Parker), 1860

Glomospira gordialis (Jones and Parker), 1860

Glomospirella diffundens (Cushman and Renz), 1946

Glomospirella gaultina (Berthelin), 1880

Gyroidinoides quadratus (Cushman and Church), 1929

Gyroidinoides soldanii (d’Orbigny), 1826

Hanzawaia ammophila (Gümbel), 1868

Hanzawaia caribaea (Cushman and Bermúdez), 1936

Hanzawaia mantaensis (Galloway and Morrey), 1929

Haplophragmoides constrictus Krasheninnikov, 1973

Haplophragmoides multicamerus Krasheninnikov, 1973

Haplophragmoides pervagatus Krasheninnikov, 1973

Haplophragmoides walteri (Grzybowski), 1898

Heterolepa dutemplei (d’Orbigny), 1846

Hippocrepina depressa Vasicek, 1947

Hoeglundina elegans (d’Orbigny), 1826

Hormosina globulifera Brady, 1879

Hormosinella carpenteri (Brady), 1881

Hormosinella distans (Brady), 1881

Hormosinelloides guttifer (Brady), 1881

Hyalinea balthica (Schroeter), 1783

Hyperammina elongata Brady, 1878

Ioanella tumidula (Brady), 1884

Jaculella acuta Brady, 1879

Kalamopsis grzybowskii (Dylàzanka), 1923

Karreriella bradyi (Cushman), 1911

Karreriella novangliae (Cushman), 1922

Karrerulina conversa (Grzybowski), 1901

Lagena sulcata (Walker and Jacob), 1798

Latibolivina subreticulata (Parr) 1932

Laticarinina pauperata (Parker and Jones), 1865

Lenticulina anaglypta (Loeblich and Tappan), 1987

Lenticulina convergens (Bornemann), 1855

Lenticulina gibba (d’Orbigny), 1839

Lenticulina iota (Cushman), 1923

Lenticulina muensteri (Roemer), 1839

Lituotuba lituiformis (Brady), 1879

Loxostomina limbata (Brady), 1881

Loxostomoides applinae (Plummer), 1927

Marginulina obesa Cushman, 1923

Marssonella oxycona (Reuss), 1860

Martinottiella communis (d’Orbigny), 1826

Matanzia bermudezi Palmer, 1936

Melonis barleeanum (Williamson), 1858

Melonis pompilioides (Fichtel and Moll), 1798

Melonis sphaeroides Voloshinova, 1958

Neoconorbina terquemi (Rzehak), 1888

Neoeponides auberii (d’Orbigny), 1839

Neoeponides hillebrandti Fisher, 1969

Neoflabellina jarvisi (Cushman), 1935

Neolenticulina peregrina (Schwager), 1866

Nonion havanense Cushman and Bermúdez, 1937

Nonionella turgida (Williamson), 1858

Nonionellina labradorica (Dawson), 1860

Nummoloculina contraria (d’Orbigny), 1846

Nuttallides truempyi (Nuttall), 1930

Nuttallides umbonifera (Cushman), 1933

Oolina hexagona (Williamson), 1848

Oridorsalis umbonatus (Reuss), 1851

Osangularia culter (Parker and Jones), 1865

Osangularia velascoensis (Cushman), 1925

Parabrizalina porrecta (Brady), 1881

Paratrochammina challengeri Brönnimann and Whittaker, 1988

Patellina corrugata Williamson, 1858

Planularia australis Chapman, 1941

Planularia gemmata (Brady), 1881

Planulina ambigua (Franzenau), 1888

Planulina ariminensis d’Orbigny, 1826

Planulina costata (Hantken), 1875

Planulina foveolata (Brady), 1884

Planulina mexicana Cushman, 1927

Planulina renzi Cushman and Stainforth, 1945

Planulina rugosa (Phleger and Parker), 1951

Planulina subtenuissima (Nuttall), 1928

Planulina wuellerstorfi (Schwager), 1866

Plectofrondicularia parri Finlay, 1939

Plectofrondicularia paucicostata Cushman and Jarvis, 1929

Plectofrondicularia vaughani Cushman, 1927

Pleurostomella brevis Schwager, 1866

Praecystammina globigerinaeformis Krasheninnikov, 1973

Psammosphaera fusca Schulze, 1875

Pseudoclavulina amorpha (Cushman), 1926

Pseudonodosinella elongata (Grzybowski), 1898

Pseudonodosinella nodulosa (Brady, 1879) emend. Loeblich and Tappan, 1987

Pseudonodosinella troyeri (Tappan), 1960

Pseudoreophax cisownicensis Geroch, 1961

Pseudouvigerina plummerae Cushman, 1927

Pullenia bulloides (d’Orbigny), 1846

Pullenia coryelli White, 1929

Pullenia cretacea Cushman, 1936

Pullenia quinqueloba (Reuss), 1851

Pyramidulina sceptrum (Reuss), 1863

Pyrgo comata (Brady), 1881

Pyrgo fornasinii Chapman and Parr, 1935

Pyrgo lucernula (Schwager), 1866

Pyrgo murrhina (Schwager), 1866

Pyrgo serrata (Bailey), 1861

Pyrulina cylindroides (Roemer), 1838

Quadratobuliminella pyramidalis de Klasz, 1953

Ramulina globulifera Brady, 1879

Rectuvigerina mexicana (Cushman), 1926

Rectuvigerina multicostata (Cushman and Jarvis), 1929

Rectuvigerina nodifera (Cushman and Kleinpell), 1934

Rectuvigerina stonei (Bermúdez), 1949

Rectuvigerina striata (Schwager), 1866

Recurvoides contortus Earland, 1934

Reophanus berggreni Gradstein and Kaminski, 1997

Reophax pilulifer Brady, 1884

Reophax subfusiformis Earland 1933 emend. Höglund 1947

Reticulophragmium amplectens (Grzybowski), 1898

Reussella szajnochae (Grzybowski), 1896

Rhabdammina discreta Brady, 1881

Rhabdammina linearis Brady, 1879

Rhizammina indivisa Brady, 1884

Rzehakina epigona (Rzehak), 1895

Rzehakina fissistomata (Grzybowski), 1901

Rzehakina inclusa (Grzybowski), 1901

Saccorhiza ramosa (Brady), 1879

Sigmavirgulina tortuosa (Brady), 1881

Sigmoilopsis schlumbergeri (Silvestri), 1904

Siphogenerinoides brevispinosa Cushman, 1939

Siphogenerinoides eleganta Plummer, 1927

Siphonina pozonensis Cushman and Renz, 1941

Siphonina tenuicarinata Cushman, 1927

Siphotextularia concava (Karrer), 1868

Siphouvigerina porrecta (Brady), 1879

Sphaeroidina bulloides d’Orbigny, 1826

Spiroplectammina spectabilis (Grzybowski), 1898 emend. Kaminski, 1984

Spiroplectinella subhaeringensis (Grzybowski), 1896

Stensioeina beccariiformis (White), 1928

Stensioeina excolata (Cushman), 1926

Stilostomella abyssorum (Brady), 1881

Stilostomella aculeata (Cushman and Renz), 1948

Stilostomella alexanderi (Cushman), 1936

Stilostomella annulifera (Cushman and Bermúdez), 1936

Stilostomella consobrina (d’Orbigny), 1846

Stilostomella lepidula (Schwager), 1866

Stilostomella modesta (Bermúdez), 1937

Stilostomella paleocenica (Cushman and Todd), 1946

Stilostomella spinescens (Reuss), 1851

Stilostomella stephensoni (Cushman), 1936

Stilostomella subspinosa (Cushman), 1943

Tappanina selmensis (Cushman), 1933 emend. Brotzen, 1948

Transversigerina senni (Cushman and Renz), 1941

Transversigerina transversa (Cushman), 1918

Trifarina angulosa (Williamson), 1858

Trifarina bradyi Cushman, 1923

Trifarina carinata (Cushman), 1927

Triloculina tricarinata d’Orbigny, 1826

Triloculina trigonula (Lamarck), 1804

Trochammina abrupta Geroch, 1966

Trochammina inflata (Montagu), 1808

Trochammina quinqueloba Geroch, 1959

Trochamminoides coronatum (Brady), 1879

Trochamminoides grzybowskii Kaminski and Geroch, 1992

Turrilina brevispira ten Dam, 1944

Uvigerina aculeata d’Orbigny, 1846

Uvigerina adelinensis Palmer and Bermúdez, 1949

Uvigerina auberiana d’Orbigny, 1839

Uvigerina basicordata Cushman and Renz, 1941

Uvigerina carapitana Hedberg, 1937

Uvigerina havanensis Cushman and Bermúdez, 1936

Uvigerina hispida Schwager, 1866

Uvigerina laviculata Coryell and Rivero, 1940

Uvigerina mediterranea Hofker, 1932

Uvigerina mexicana Nuttall, 1932

Uvigerina pigmaea d’Orbigny, 1826

Uvigerina proboscidea Schwager, 1866

Uvigerina spinulosa Hadley, 1934

Uvigerinammina jankoi Majzon, 1943

Veleroninoides scitulus (Brady), 1881

Verneuilinoides neocomiensis (Mjatliuk), 1939

Vulvulina pennatula (Batsch), 1798

Vulvulina spinosa Cushman, 1927




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