Foraminifera taxon details

Kathina Smout, 1954 †

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Kathina delseota Smout, 1954 † (type by original designation)


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  1. Species Kathina aquitanica Hottinger, 2014 †
  2. Species Kathina dammamensis Al-Hashimi, 1974 †
  3. Species Kathina delseota Smout, 1954 †
  4. Species Kathina jamaicensis (Cushman & Jarvis, 1931) †
  5. Species Kathina major Smout, 1954 †
  6. Species Kathina nammalensis Smout & Haque, 1956 †
  7. Species Kathina pasionensis Bermúdez, 1963 †
  8. Species Kathina bermudezi (Cole, 1942) † accepted as Kathina jamaicensis (Cushman & Jarvis, 1931) † (Subjective junior synonym Opinion of Brown and Brönnimann (1957), Cole (1971))
  9. Species Kathina erki (Sirel, 1969) † accepted as Laffitteina erki (Sirel, 1969) † (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  10. Species Kathina pernavuti Sirel, 1972 † accepted as Pseudokathina pernavuti (Sirel, 1972) † (unaccepted > superseded combination, Opinion of Sirel (2018))
  11. Species Kathina selveri Smout, 1954 † accepted as Pseudokathina selveri (Smout, 1954) † (unaccepted > superseded combination, Type species of Pseudokathina)
  12. Species Kathina subsphaerica Sirel, 1972 † accepted as Elazigina subsphaerica (Sirel, 1972) † (Type species of Elazigina)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Smout, A. H. (1954). Lower Tertiary foraminifera of the Qatar peninsula. <em>British Museum.</em> 96 pp.
page(s): p. 61 [details]   
Hayward, B.W.; Le Coze, F.; Vachard, D.; Gross, O. (2023). World Foraminifera Database. Kathina Smout, 1954 †. Accessed at: on 2023-11-30
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original description Smout, A. H. (1954). Lower Tertiary foraminifera of the Qatar peninsula. <em>British Museum.</em> 96 pp.
page(s): p. 61 [details]   

basis of record Loeblich, A. R.; Tappan, H. (1987). Foraminiferal Genera and their Classification. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York. 970pp., available online at
page(s): p. 661; note: Type species misspelled K. delseata. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Test lenticular, low trochospiral coil with a single spire of simple chambers with small chamber lumen, no supplementary chambers or umbilical extensions, umbilical side with numerous pillars, may have central plug and prominent vertical canals opening as pores or slits on the umbilical side, septa double, with intraseptal and subsutural canals but without sutural openings, periphery subacute; wall calcareous, radially fibrous, lamellar, very finely perforate; aperture an interiomarginal slit. U. Cretaceous to Paleocene; Qatar Peninsula; Iraq; Turkey; Cuba. (Loeblich & Tappan, 1987, Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification) [details]