Axial (lower two) and horizontal sections of Dainella chomatica, from Loeblich & Tappan (1964).

Belongs within: Loeblichiidae.

Dainella is a genus of fusulinid Foraminifera from the lower Carboniferous with globular to nautiloid tests with walls not differentiated into layers (Cózar & Vachard 2001).

Characters (from Cózar & Vachard 2001): Globular to nautiloid tests, involute or partially evolute. Repetitive and abrupt changes of the coiling axis (60 to 90° between successive whorls). Numerous and close chambers, separated by inclined septa. Faint sutures. Supplementary formations are chomata, eventually strong. Wall dark, microgranular, undifferentiated. Aperture terminal, simple.

<==Dainella Brazhnikova 1962CV01
    |--*D. chomatica (Dain in Brazhnikova 1962) (see below for synonymy)CV01
    |--D. alborziensis Bozorgnia 1973CV01
    |--D. angusta Vdovenko in Brazhnikova & Vdovenko 1973CV01
    |--D. callosa Vdovenko in Brazhnikova & Vdovenko 1973CV01
    |--D. cognata Ganelina 1966CV01
    |--D. dainae (Chernysheva 1940)CV01
    |--D. densaspira Bozorgnia 1973CV01
    |--D. elegantula Brazhnikova 1962 (see below for synonymy)CV01
    |--D. holkeriana Conil & Longerstaey in Conil et al. 1980CV01
    |--D. libera Postoyalko 1970CV01
    `--D. sichuanensis Ye et al. 1987CV01

*Dainella chomatica (Dain in Brazhnikova 1962) [=Endothyra chomatica; incl. D. chomatica f. magna Brazhnikova 1962, D. chomatica f. staffelloides Brazhnikova 1962]CV01

Dainella elegantula Brazhnikova 1962 [incl. D. elegantula f. compressa Brazhnikova & Vdovenko 1973 (n. n.), D. elegantula f. evoluta Brazhnikova 1962, D. elegantula f. ventrosa Brazhnikova 1962]CV01

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CV01] Cózar, P., & D. Vachard. 2001. Dainellinae subfam. nov. (Foraminiferida du Carbomifère inférieur), révision et nouveaux taxons. Geobios 34 (5): 505–526.

Loeblich, A. R., Jr & H. Tappan. 1964. 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.

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