Foraminifera taxon details

Ammotium Loeblich & Tappan, 1953

112346  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:112346)

accepted
Genus
Lituola cassis Parker in Dawson, 1870 accepted as Ammotium cassis (Parker, 1870) (type by original designation)
Ammovaginulina Nakkady & Eissa, 1960 · unaccepted (Subjective junior synonym in...)  
Subjective junior synonym in opinion of Loeblich and Tappan (1987)

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  1. Species Ammotium alexanderi Suleymanov, 1977 †
  2. Species Ammotium angulatum Brönnimann, Whittaker & Zaninetti, 1992
  3. Species Ammotium australiense (Collins, 1958)
  4. Species Ammotium bartheli Luger, 1985 †
  5. Species Ammotium bornum Petters, 1982 †
  6. Species Ammotium braunsteini (Cushman & Applin, 1946) †
  7. Species Ammotium cassis (Parker, 1870)
  8. Species Ammotium directum (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948)
  9. Species Ammotium distinctum (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948)
  10. Species Ammotium diversum (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948)
  11. Species Ammotium fragile Warren, 1957
  12. Species Ammotium gissaricum Bogomolova & Zhukova, 2007 †
  13. Species Ammotium globus Saidova, 1961
  14. Species Ammotium hasaense Basha, 1979 †
  15. Species Ammotium inflatum (Shchedrina, 1946)
  16. Species Ammotium kaspiensis Myatlyuk, 1980 †
  17. Species Ammotium leruensis Gebhardt, 1998 †
  18. Species Ammotium minutum Zheng & Fu, 2001
  19. Species Ammotium miserum (Bykova, 1939) †
  20. Species Ammotium morenoi (Acosta, 1940)
  21. Species Ammotium multiloculatum Warren, 1957
  22. Species Ammotium nkalagum Petters, 1982 †
  23. Species Ammotium nwalium Petters, 1982 †
  24. Species Ammotium ossoskovi Suleymanov, 1977 †
  25. Species Ammotium petaliformis Hao, 1982 †
  26. Species Ammotium pseudocassis (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948)
  27. Species Ammotium stenostomum [Wang, 1978]
  28. Species Ammotium subdirectum Warren, 1957
  29. Species Ammotium verae Mayer, 1968
  30. Species Ammotium zhanjiangense Zheng & Fu, 2001
  31. Species Ammotium casamancense Debanay, 1987 accepted as Ammotium directum (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948) (Subjective junior synonym in opinion of Brönnimann et al. (1992))
  32. Species Ammotium casamancensis Debenay, 1987 accepted as Ammotium casamancense Debanay, 1987 accepted as Ammotium directum (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948) (genus is neuter)
  33. Species Ammotium palustre Warren, 1957 accepted as Ammotium morenoi (Acosta, 1940) (Subjective junior synonym in opinion of Brönnimann et al. (1992))
  34. Species Ammotium salsum (Cushman & Brönnimann, 1948) accepted as Ammotium morenoi (Acosta, 1940) (Subjective junior synonym in opinion of Brönnimann et al. (1992))
  35. Species Ammotium zhanjiangensis Zheng & Fu, 2001 accepted as Ammotium zhanjiangense Zheng & Fu, 2001 (genus is neuter)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
neuter
Loeblich, A.R.; Tappan, H. (1953). Studies of Arctic foraminifera. <em>Smithsonian miscellaneous collections.</em> 121 (7):1–150., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27011009
page(s): p. 33 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Hayward, B.W.; Le Coze, F.; Vachard, D.; Gross, O. (2024). World Foraminifera Database. Ammotium Loeblich & Tappan, 1953. Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/Foraminifera/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=112346 on 2024-04-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-09-05 08:30:55Z
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Martinez, Olga
2010-09-20 10:09:24Z
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2013-08-19 08:33:20Z
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2014-03-07 08:24:41Z
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2020-01-24 17:59:13Z
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2022-12-21 14:06:51Z
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original description Loeblich, A.R.; Tappan, H. (1953). Studies of Arctic foraminifera. <em>Smithsonian miscellaneous collections.</em> 121 (7):1–150., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27011009
page(s): p. 33 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Ammovaginulina Nakkady & Eissa, 1960) Nakkady, S. E., and R. A. Eissa, 1960, Biostratigraphy and correlation of two Lower Cretaceous subsurface sections at Oyoun Mousa, Sinai, Journal of Geology of the United Arab Republic, Cairo 4(2): 1-18.
page(s): p. 13 [details]   

basis of record Gross, O. (2001). Foraminifera, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 60-75 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. <em>[Online Nomenclator Zoologicus at Checklistbank. Ubio link has gone].</em> , available online at https://www.checklistbank.org/dataset/126539/about [details]   
 
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Diagnosis Test free, compressed, ovate in outline, planispirally enrolled and evolute, with a tendency to uncoil, later chambers extending back toward the proloculus at the inner margin, microspheric proloculus completely surrounded by enrolled chambers, whereas the megalospheric proloculus is not overlapped by the last. chambers of the early coiled portion; wall coarsely agglutinated on an organic lining that also covers the septa, imperforate, and lacking calcareous cement; aperture simple, rounded, terminal, at the dorsal angle of the final chamber, may be temporarily sealed by a plug of debris. L. Cretaceous (Neocomian) to Holocene; Atlantic; Pacific; North America; Europe; Africa. (Loeblich & Tappan, 1987, Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification) [details]

Grammatical gender Ammotium is from the Greek "ammos" meaning sand and "otion" diminutive of "ous" meaning ear (Loeblich and Tappan 1953, p. 33, footnote). "Otion" (ὠτίον) is neuter in Greek therefore the genus is neuter.
ICZN Art. 30.1.2. a genus-group name that is or ends in a Greek word transliterated into Latin without other changes takes the gender given for that word in standard Greek dictionaries;

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