Buliminidae

Scanning electron micrographs and microphotographs of Bulimina marginata, copyright Isabel Mendes.

Belongs within: Rotaliida.

The Buliminidae are a group of Foraminifera known from the Palaeocene to the present. Members of the type genus Bulimina have a tooth plate with a developed border, and with one shank free and the other fixed to the internal chamber wall below the aperture (Loeblich & Tappan 1964b).

Characters (from Loeblich & Tappan 1964b): Test high trochospiral, with not more than three chambers to whorl, may reduce to biserial; aperture a loop in apertural face, with platelike internal tooth connecting successive chambers, or aperture may be indistinct and represented only by pores in terminal chamber face.

<==Buliminidae [Bulimininae]
    |--Virgulopsis Finlay 1939LT64b
    |    `--*V. pustulata Finlay 1939LT64b
    |--Praeglobobulimina Hofker 1951 [incl. Protoglobobulimina Hofker 1951]LT64b
    |    |--*P. spinescens (Brady 1884) [=Bulimina pyrula var. spinescens]LT64b
    |    |--P. pupoides (d’Orbigny 1846)H03 (see below for synonymy)
    |    `--P. pyrula (d’Orbigny 1846) [=Bulimina pyrula]H03
    `--Bulimina d’Orbigny 1826LT64b [incl. Cucurbitina Costa 1856 non Alexander 1833 (n. d.)C40, Pleurites Ehrenberg 1854C40]
         |--*B. marginata d’Orbigny 1826LT64b
         |--B. aculeataC40
         |--B. alazanensisJW99
         |--B. buchianaLT64a
         |--*Pleurites’ cretae Ehrenberg 1854 (n. d.)LT64b
         |--*Cucurbitina’ cruciata Costa 1856 (n. d.)LT64b
         |--B. elegansC40
         |--B. elongataM62
         |--B. exilisJW99
         |--B. gibba Fornasini 1902A68
         |--B. inconstensB79
         |--B. inflataLT64a
         |--B. mexicanaJW99
         |--B. miolaevisH90
         |--B. obtusaC40
         |--B. ovataN79
         |--B. pupulaB49
         |--B. spinulosaH04
         `--B. striata d’Orbigny 1826H03
Nomen nudum: Bulimina bradii Norman 1879N79

Praeglobobulimina pupoides (d’Orbigny 1846)H03 [=Bulimina pupoidesH03, *Protoglobobulimina pupoidesLT64b; incl. B. kamadaensis Matsunaga 1963H03]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[A68] Albani, A. D. 1968. Recent Foraminiferida of the central coast of New South Wales. AMSA Handbook 1: 1–37.

[B49] Battey, M. H. 1949. The geology of the Tuakau-Mercer area, Auckland. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77 (3): 429–455.

[C40] Cushman, J. A. 1940. Foraminifera: Their classification and economic use 3rd ed. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).

[H04] Haeckel, E. 1899–1904. Kunstformen der Natur. Bibliographisches Institut: Leipzig und Wien.

[H03] Hanagata, S. 2003. Miocene-Pliocene Foraminifera from the Niigata oil-fields region, northeastern Japan. Micropaleontology 49 (4): 293–340.

[H90] Hayward, B. W. 1990. Use of foraminiferal data in analysis of Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 20: 71–83.

[JW99] Jian, Z.-M., L.-J. Wang, M. Kienast, M. Sarnthein, W. Kuhnt, H.-L. Lin & P.-X. Wang. 1999. Benthic foraminiferal paleoceanography of the South China Sea over the last 40,000 years. Marine Geology 156: 159–186.

[LT64a] Loeblich, A. R., Jr & H. Tappan. 1964a. Sarcodina: chiefly “thecamoebians” and Foraminiferida. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt C. Protista 2 vol. 1. The Geological Society of America and The University of Kansas Press.

[LT64b] Loeblich, A. R., Jr & H. Tappan. 1964b. Sarcodina: chiefly “thecamoebians” and Foraminiferida. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt C. Protista 2 vol. 2. The Geological Society of America and The University of Kansas Press.

[M62] Monniot, F. 1962. Recherches sur les graviers a Amphioxus de la région de Banyuls-sur-Mer. Vie et Milieu 13: 231–322.

[N79] Norman, A. M. 1879. The Mollusca of the fiords near Bergen, Norway. Journal of Conchology 2: 8–77.

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