Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Eponides repandus, from here.

Belongs within: Rosalinida.

The Eponididae are a group of free-living Foraminifera known from the Palaeocene to the present day (Loeblich & Tappan 1964).

Characters (from Loeblich & Tappan 1964): Test free, low trochospiral coil or may be uncoiled; aperture basal or areal, single or multiple, may be covered by plate or spongy material.

    |--Sestronophora Loeblich & Tappan 1957 [=Sestranophora (l. c.); Sestronophorinae]LT64
    |    `--*S. arnoldi Loeblich & Tappan 1957LT64
    |--Cincoriola Haque 1958 [=Punjabia Haque 1956 non Eames 1952]LT64
    |    `--*C. ovoidea (Haque 1956) [=*Punjabia ovoidea]LT64
    |--Cribrogloborotalia Cushman & Bermúdez 1936LT64
    |    `--*C. marielina Cushman & Bermúdez 1936LT64
    |--Hofkerina Chapman & Parr 1931LT64
    |    `--*H. semiornata (Howchin 1889) [=Pulvinulina semiornata]LT64
    |--Neocribrella Cushman 1928LT64
    |    `--*N. globigerinoides (Parker & Jones 1865) [=Discorbina globigerinoides]LT64
    |--Paumotua Loeblich 1952LT64
    |    `--*P. terebra (Cushman 1933) [=Eponides terebra]LT64
    |--Planopulvinulina Schubert 1921LT64
    |    `--*P. dispansa (Brady 1884) [=Pulvinulina dispansa]LT64
    |--Poroeponides Cushman 1944LT64
    |    `--*P. lateralis (Terquem 1878) [=Rosalina lateralis]LT64
    |--Pseudogloborotalia Haque 1956LT64
    |    `--*P. ranikotensis Haque 1956LT64
    |--Rectoeponides Cushman & Bermúdez 1936 [Rectoeponidinae]LT64
    |    `--*R. cubensis Cushman & Bermúdez 1936LT64
    |--Cibicorbis Hadley 1934 [incl. Sakhiella Haque 1956]LT64
    |    |--*C. herricki Hadley 1934LT64
    |    `--C. nammalensis (Haque 1956) [=*Sakhiella nammalensis]LT64
    `--Eponides de Montfort 1808 (see below for synonymy)LT64
         |--*E. repandus (von Fichtel & von Moll 1798)HR92 (see below for synonymy)
         |--E. chaliloviBL79
         |--E. frigidusM62
         |--‘Pulvinulina’ insignis Chapman 1909F71
         |--‘Pulvinulina’ karsteniB64
         |--E. lornensis (Finlay 1939) [=*Eponidopsis lornensis]LT64
         |--E. moraniBL79
         |--E. teneraC40
         `--E. wassoewiciBL79

Eponides de Montfort 1808 [=Pulvinulina Parker & Jones in Carpenter, Parker & Jones 1862, Pulvinulus Lamarck 1816; incl. Eponidopsis Reiss 1960, Placentula Lamarck 1822; Eponidinae]LT64

*Eponides repandus (von Fichtel & von Moll 1798)HR92 [=Nautilus repandusHR92, *Pulvinulina repandaLT64, *Pulvinulus repandusLT64; incl. *Placentula pulvinata Lamarck 1822LT64]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BL79] Basov, V. A., B. G. Lopatin, I. S. Gramberg, A. I. Danjushevskaya, V. Ya. Kaban’kov, V. M. Lazurkin & D. K. Patrunov. 1979. Lower Cretaceous lithostratigraphy near Galicia Bank. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project 47: 683–717.

[B64] Brady, H. B. 1864. Notes on Foraminifera new to the British fauna. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33 (Notices and Abstracts): 100–101.

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

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1–167.

[HR92] Hansen, H. J., & S. A. Revets. 1992. A revision and reclassification of the Discorbidae, Rosalinidae, and Rotaliidae. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 22 (2): 166–180.

[LT64] 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.

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

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