A revision of mid-Cretaceous textularian foraminifers from Texas
- Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 U.S.A
Abstract. As Cretaceous species previously placed in Bigenerina, Siphotextularia, and Textularia differ from typical Cenozoic representatives of these genera in having solid non-canaliculate walls, 16 species from the Fredericksburg and Washita Groups (Albian-Cenomanian) of Texas and Oklahoma have been restudied. The new genera Heterantyx with type species H. antonovae sp. nov. and Quasispiroplectammina with type species Spiroplectammina longa are assigned to the family Spiroplectamminidae. A new family Textulariopsidae is proposed for basically biserial taxa with solid walls and includes Plectinella, Textulariopsis, of which two species T. lechriosa and T. texhomensis are new, the reinstated genus Bimonilina, with a new species B. reciprocata, and three new genera, Aaptoioichus, Haimasiella and Minyaichme.