Rotaliidae

Pararotalia nipponica, from here.

Belongs within: Rotalioidea.

The Rotaliidae are a group of trochospiral Foraminifera known from the Upper Cretaceous to the present (Loeblich & Tappan 1964b).

Characters (from Loeblich & Tappan 1964b): Test trochospiral throughout; with radial canals or fissures and intraseptal and subsutural canals.

Rotaliidae
| i. s.: Orbitokathina Höttinger 1966HW93
|--+--Dictyoconoides Nuttall 1925B-F08, LT64b (see below for synonymy)
| | |--*D. cooki (Carter 1861) [=*Conulites cooki]LT64b
| | `--D. kohaticusB-F08
| `--Sakesaria Davies 1937B-F08 [SakesariinaeM13]
| |--*S. cotteri Davies in Davies & Pinfold 1937LT64b
| |--S. dukhaniB-F08
| `--S. ornataB-F08
`--RotaliinaeLT64a
|--Rotaliconus Hottinger 2007M13
|--Urnummulites Boukhary & Scheibner 2009M13
|--Medocia Parvati 1971B-F08
|--Asanoina Finlay 1939C40
| `--*A. globosa (Yabe & Asano 1937) [=Rotaliatina globosa]LT64b
|--Asterorotalia Hofker 1950LT64b
| |--*A. pulchella (d’Orbigny in de la Sagra 1839) (see below for synonymy)LT64b
| `--A. inflata (Millett 1904)A68
|--Dictyokathina Smout 1954LT64b
| `--*D. simplex Smout 1954LT64b
|--Pseudorotalia Reiss & Merling 1958LT64b
| `--*P. schroeteriana (Carpenter, Parker & Jones 1862) [=Rotalia schroeteriana]LT64b
|--Smoutina Drooger 1960LT64b
| `--*S. cruysi Drooger 1960LT64b
|--Kathina Smout 1954LT64b
| |--*K. delseata Smout 1954LT64b
| `--K. majorB-F08
|--Lockhartia Davies 1932C40
| |--*L. haimei (Davies 1927) [=Dictyoconoides haimei]LT64b
| |--L. conditiC40
| `--L. newboldiB-F08
`--Rotalia Lamarck 1804C40 [=Rotalina de Blainville 19828LT64b]
|--*R. trochidiformis (Lamarck 1804) [=Rotalites trochidiformis]LT64b
|--R. calcarH04
|--R. clathrata Brady 1884LJ98
|--R. orbicularisB64
|--R. perlucida Heron-Allen & Earland 1913A68
`--R. pulchella d’Orbigny 1826LT64b

*Asterorotalia pulchella (d’Orbigny in de la Sagra 1839) [=Calcarina pulchella non Rotalia pulchella d’Orbigny 1826 (not preoc. if in dif. gen.), Pulvinulina pulchella, Rotalia trispinosa Thalmann 1933]LT64b

Dictyoconoides Nuttall 1925B-F08, LT64b [=Conulites Carter 1861 nec Fischer de Waldheim 1832 nec Cozzens 1846LT64b; DictyoconoidessidaeM13]

*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.

[B-F08] BouDagher-Fadel, M. K. 2008. The Cenozoic larger benthic foraminifera: the Palaeogene. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy 21: 297–418.

[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).

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

[HW93] Hart, M. B., & C. L. Williams. 1993. Protozoa. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 43–70. Chapman & Hall: London.

[LJ98] Li, Q., N. P. James, B. McGowran, Y. Bone & J. Cann. 1998. Synergetic influence of water masses and Kangaroo Island barrier on foraminiferal distribution, Lincoln and Lacepede shelves, South Australia: a synthesis. Alcheringa 22 (2): 153–176.

[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.

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

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