Cuneus (foram)

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Cuneus
Temporal range: mid Late Cretaceous to Paleocene
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Rhizaria
Superphylum: Retaria
Phylum: Foraminifera
Order: Rotaliida
Superfamily: Turrilinacea
Family: Turrilinidae
Genus: Cuneus
Voloshina, 1974

Cuneus is a genus of foraminifera in the Rotaliida found in Upper Cretaceous (Coniacian) to Paleocene marine sediments throughout the boreal regions.

The test is pyramidal in form, triserial throughout, with a triangular section, and may be slightly twisted. The test wall is calcareous, transparent. and finely perforate, the surface smooth. Sides are flat to slightly concave; sutures flush and oblique. The aperture is a narrow vertical loop on the apertural face of the final chamber.

References[edit]

  • Alfred R. Loeblich Jr and Helen Tappan,1988. Forminiferal Genera and their Classification. Van Nostrand Reinhold.