Massilinidae

Miliolinella subrotunda, copyright Marek Zajaczkowski & Patrycja Jernas.

Belongs within: Miliolina.

The Miliolinellinae are a group of miliolid Foraminifera known from the Eocene to the present, characterised by a simple wall, and the presence of a broad, flat tooth or flap partially closing the aperture (Loeblich & Tappan 1964).

MassilinidaeM13
|--Pseudomassilina Lacroix 1938LT64 [PseudomassilininaeM13]
| |--*P. australis (Cushman 1932) [=Massilina australis]LT64
| `--P. subgranulataS05
|--RectomassilininaeM13
|--Massilina Schlumberger 1893C40 [incl. Proemassilina Lacroix 1938LT64; MassilininaeM13]
| |--*M. secans (d’Orbigny 1826) [=Quinqueloculina secans]C40
| | |--M. s. secansA68
| | `--M. s. tropicalis Collins 1958A68
| |--M. peruvianaLT64
| |--M. prattiC40
| |--M. pulchra Cushman & Gray 1930S-VC91
| |--M. robustior Cushman & Valentine 1930S-VC91
| `--M. rugosa Sidebottom 1904 [=*Proemassilina rugosa]LT64
|--Miliolinella Wiesner 1931S-VC91 [MiliolinellinaeM13]
| |--*M. subrotunda (Montagu 1803) [=Vermiculum subrotundum]LT64
| |--M. australis (Parr 1932)S05
| |--M. californica Rhumbler 1936S-VC91
| |--M. labiosa (d’Orbigny 1839)S05
| |--M. lamellidens [=Quinqueloculina lamellidens]C40
| `--M. oblongaC40
|--Flintina Cushman 1921C40 [FlintininaeM13]
| |--*F. bradyana Cushman 1921 [incl. Miliolina fichteliana Brady 1884 non d’Orbigny 1839]LT64
| |--F. crassatina (Brady 1884)A68
| |--F. fichteliana (d’Orbigny 1839)A68
| `--F. triquetra (Brady 1879)A68
`--Tortonella Didkovskiy 1957LT64 [TortonellinaeM13]
`--*T. bondartschuki Didkovskiy 1957LT64

*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.

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

[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. 1. The Geological Society of America and The University of Kansas Press.

[M13] Mikhalevich, V. I. 2013. New insight into the systematics and evolution of the Foraminifera. Micropaleontology 59 (6): 493–527.

[S-VC91] Segura-Vernis, L. R., & A. L. Carreño. 1991. Foraminíferos y ostrácodos de la Laguna de La Paz, Baja California Sur, México. Inv. Mar. CICIMAR 6 (1): 195–224.

[S05] Semeniuk, T. A. 2005. Fossil foraminiferal assemblages from Pleistocene seagrass-bank deposits of the southern Perth Basin, Western Australia, and their palaeotemperature implications. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88 (4): 177–190.

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