Revision of the Trochamminacea and Remaneicacea of the Plymouth District, S.W. England, Described by Heron-Allen and Earland (1930)

  • Paul Brönnimann
  • John E. Whittaker
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Of the 258 species and varieties of foraminifera recorded by Heron-Allen and Earland nearly sixty years ago from the vicinity of Plymouth, S.W. England, 42 were agglutinating, of which 6 were placed by them in the genus Trochammina. The species were T. squamata Jones and Parker, T. rotaliformis Heron-Allen and Earland (but attributed by them to Wright), T. ochracea (Williamson), T. plicata (Terquem), T. inflata (Montagu) and T. inflata var. macrescens Brady. Neither inflata nor macrescens, said to be represented by single individuals, can be found in their collections and are suspected to be mis-identifications. Of the others, identifications can be confirmed for rotaliformis, ochracea and plicata and these are now placed in the genera Deuterammina (Deuterammina), Deuterammina (Lepidodeuterammina) and Remaneica, respectively. The record of T. squamata, like many citations of this species at the time and subsequently, is not correct; the specimens identified by Heron-Allen and Earland are now referred to a new species of Tritaxis and other species. In addition, a further 13 species of Trochamminacea and Remaneicacea, 6 of them new and 3 left in open nomenclature, have been found in the Heron-Allen and Earland faunal slide collection (the so-called “Type Slide Collection”) in the British Museum (Natural History), and are described herein. The aperture of Remaneica is shown in detail and is of the Deuterammina-type.

The fauna is one of the most diverse belonging to these groups so far found in the British Isles and has some affinities with more Southern waters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Brönnimann
    • 1
  • John E. Whittaker
    • 2
  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PalaeontologyBritish Museum (Natural History)LondonEngland

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