Parathuramminacea

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Systematics
Order Foraminifera
Suborder Fusulinina
Superfamily Parathuramminacea

Parathuramminacea, the oldest and most primitive superfamily in the Fusulinina, characterized by a globular, elongate, or irregular unilocular test, or one composed of a series or cluster of such chambers. Lower Silurian to Permian. Divided into the following families:

Archaesphaeridae,
Parathuramminidae,
Chrysothuramminidae,
Ivanovellidae,
Marginaridae,
Auroriidae,
Usloniidae,
Eovolutinidae,
Tuberitinidae.

References

Alfred R Loeblich, Jr. and Helen Tappan, 1988. Foraminiferal Genera and their Classification. VanNostrand Reinhold Co. New York N.Y. On line at: [1]


Credits: JM 16 Apr 2011

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